Sexual Violence

These women are learning to kick ass: “I need it so...

On Sunday, the 1in9 Campaign, i-LEAD and Soul City Institute hosted an empowering self defence class for women as part of the #SafeTaxisNow campaign....

Police to increase security in Joburg CBD to protect women

The City of Johannesburg plans to beef up security and visibility in the CBD to protect women. This comes after the several high profile...

These three universities have been protesting the war on women’s bodies

The national conversation has only recently shifted toward talk about rape culture and violence on women's bodies. This was following the horrific murder of...

How can we prevent sexual violence in taxis and public spaces?

South Africa has one of the highest rates of sexual violence in the world. Harassment and sexual violence towards women using public transport are...

20+ reasons why men cannot be trusted

Journalist Pontsho Pilane lists the many times she's been harassed and violated by men, in both public and private spaces, proving why #NotAllMen is...

Teen pregnancy isn’t rising and 7 other things we learned from...

On Monday, almost a week after the brutal murder of Karabo Mokoena  sent South Africa into a tailspin, sparking rage on social media under...

Nine ways women can protect themselves from trashy men

Being a woman today is fraught with danger. Rape culture, misogyny, sexism, and the perceived ownership over women's bodies are everywhere. The Daily Vox...

Another South African woman falls victim to intimate partner violence

South Africans were outraged on Thursday as reports spread online that a woman had been murdered by her boyfriend and her body burned. The...

“I can’t do anything to protect myself”: Homeless women on dangers...

Homeless women and women who live in shelters are among society’s most vulnerable. They have no walls to protect them from violence, fists, or...

#ThisIsMyVagina: inspiration for women in male-dominated spaces

Naledi Chirwa, the national spokesperson of the Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command (EFFSC), recently told women and girls to take ownership of their vaginas...

Should artists conform to South Africans’ sensibilities?

Ayanda Mabulu has caused shock with his latest painting, which depicts President Jacob Zuma engaged in a sexual act with Nelson Mandela. Mabulu called...

Why Mabulu’s latest painting infuriates me as a black gay man

I tried to ignore the buzz around the latest Ayanda Mabulu painting, but it simply wasn’t possible. Mabulu appears to be a chronic attention...

Six reasons why you shouldn’t bother watching Thirteen Reasons Why

At the end of March, Netflix released the series adaptation of the popular young adult novel Thirteen Reasons Why to much enthusiasm. Even though...

Zapiro needs to take a hard look in the mirror

Nine years after he first decided to use a rape metaphor to comment on the state of the nation, cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro, better known...

Rape culture is not an “epidemic”

Content Warning: This article contains reference to rape, assault, and violence The one thing society has reluctantly learned over the past few years is that...

What the Malema ‘nutcracker moment’ at SONA says about sexual violence...

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Why does Trump hate women?

On his first Monday as President of the US, Donald Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy, blocking US funding for health clinics that provide...

If you think you may be part of #NotAllMen, read this

During a new year's eve celebration in Bangalore, India, police reported evidence of widespread sexual assault having taken place, with many women saying they...

“Men are trash” – everyday experiences of toxic masculinity

Acts of gender-based violence do not arise out of thin air. The violence is a consequence of a society that accepts and normalises everyday...

Mishka Hoosen at Time of the Writer 2016

This year's Time of the Writer festival has already served up fascinating conversations about what exactly knowledge is, and how we relate to books....
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