Sexual Violence

Ukuthwala: the sex trafficking scandal devastating rural South Africa

“Back home in the Eastern Cape, ukuthwala is normal and has always been, so long as one has the means to pay lobola and...

Activist: “No Support” From Government For Victims Of Gender-Based Violence

On August 1, thousands of women marched throughout South Africa against gender-based violence in The Total Shutdown march.  One of the woman who marched...

Students Are Not “Committing Suicide”, Universities Are Killing Us

COMMENT I first went into a psychiatric ward when I was eighteen. I struggled with serious depression and had attempted suicide. At that age I...

UCT SRC suspends two members over sexual offence allegations

On Wednesday the University of Cape Town (UCT) Student Representative Council (SRC) informed the UCT community that it had suspended two of its members...

Police unveil new ‘victim sensitive’ case procedures

Days after a deputy minister bashed a woman in a club, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula issued a six-point plan to fight sexual and domestic...

WTF is up with DJ Dimplez’ rapey cover art?

Twitter was split this week in a discussion on the sinister cover art of DJ Dimplez’ new single, What A Night. The cover art...

Enough with the dialogues. It’s time we fought back against violent...

Last week, the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) and United Nations (UN) Women hosted a community dialogue on how to end gender based...

Three in four children experience violence, finds new UNICEF report

Violence against children can range from the extreme cases of physical and sexual violence to a slap from a parent or unwanted sexual advances...

Gender Summit: We Need More Work Beyond ANC Politicking

The minister of social development Susan Shabangu stuttered over the pronunciation of LGBTQI. "Teach me," she said. The minister was addressing a crowd of...

Taxify Terror: “I am now living in fear because the driver...

Taxify SA has heavily criticised following several reports of misconduct by its drivers. Nomonde Siziba*, 22, from Cape Town is one of the women...

#RUReferenceList And The Fight Against Rape Culture Still Wages On

Two years after the fight against patriarchy, misogyny, and rape culture at universities made headlines, the battle still rages on. Those survivors at Rhodes...

The French anti #MeToo mocked and trivialised women

"We believe that the freedom to say "no" to a sexual proposition cannot exist without the freedom to bother." - 100 French women responding...

#100MenMarch: Not Nearly Enough

Large crowds of men scare me. I just don't feel safe around men - particularly unfamiliar men. It's in large crowds of men that...

SA’s healthcare system is failing survivors of sexual violence

New research by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on 256 designated public health facilities has found critical gaps in the provision of comprehensive medical care...

We’re sick of ANC presidential hopefuls using Khwezi as a political...

It’s a sad day in South African politics when African National Congress presidential hopefuls resort to evoking the trial of Fezekile “Khwezi” Kuzwayo as...

Know Your Rights: Sexual Harassment in SA

EXPLAINER Those accused of sexual harassment often deny that the behaviour they’re accused of is sexual harassment. But sexual...

Why the Grace/Aziz Ansari incident is so relatable to conversations around...

Navigating the dating world as a woman in a patriarchal world is like playing Russian roulette, you never know how it's going to go....

Public Employment Programmes Can Turn The GBV Tide

Communities and public employment programmes in particular, have a critical role to play in the fight against gender-based violence, writes PALESA MATABOGE. This is...

The Gender Summit Failed To Impress

President Cyril Ramaphosa made some lofty promises in his address at the National Gender Summit held in Pretoria on November 1. Gender activists, civil society...

BDS-SA Mum On Details Of Desai Investigation

Several attempts to contact Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions South Africa (BDS-SA) have been unsuccessful. The Palestinian solidarity organisation was due to start...
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