Sexual Violence

Would Suspending Freedoms Help To End Gender-Based Violence?

NEWS ANALYSIS  “Violence against women has become more than a national crisis. It is a crime against our...

How The Government Is Ruining Its Own Plan To End Gender-Based...

NEWS ANALYSIS The rape and murder of 19-year-old Uyinene Mrwetyana has pushed into the spotlight the government’s failure...

How The Nation Is Mourning The Scourge Of Gender-based Violence In...

As the nation continues to mourn the status of women in South Africa, many have taken to the streets. Monday’s news that...

Five Facts: Femicide In South Africa

The murder of a university student in South Africa has led to national soulsearching and debate over violence against women. Africa Check...

The Death Penalty Is Not The Solution To Violence Against Women

COMMENT The horrific death of 19-year old UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana, is for many South Africans the cruel combination...

There Are No Longer Spaces For Us To Feel Safe

COMMENT Do not go out at night, do not walk outside by yourself at night, dress appropriately to avoid...

“Excluding Rape From Common Purpose Would Be Irrational,” ConCourt Hears

UPDATE: During the December 11 handing down of judgement, the Constitutional Court ruled that the doctrine of common purpose applies...

Shailja Patel On Her Exile: “The One Thing I Still Have...

Poet and political activist Shailja Patel announced on Tuesday she was going into self-imposed exile - leaving Kenya. Earlier this month Kenyan...

Mampintsha And Babes Wodumo Hold Guns

COMMENT A disturbing photograph of a popular musicians Mandla 'Mampintsha' Maphumulo with his girlfriend and abuse victim Bongekile...

Soccer’s #MeToo Moment Is Overdue

OPINION In less than a year, two high profile football players - Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr - ...

The Total Shutdown: One Year On

One year ago on August 1, 2018, thousands of women and gender non-conforming people (GNC) took to the streets of South Africa...

An Open Letter to the Board of BDS-SA On The Muhammad...

COMMENT We as individuals, committed to: Justice for Palestine; An indivisible, intersectional approach...

The Real Price Of A Degree: “We Will Never Be The...

BOOK REVIEW Thuthukani Nkosi, a master’s degree student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal has finally published his book The...

Victims of Sexual Violence in Sudan Deserve Justice

COMMENT Today, as we commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, we demand accountability...

What Have Women Benefited In The Past 25 years Of Democracy?

SPONSORED COMMENT On May 2, 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa should have signed the national strategic plan against gender based...

Higher Education Minister Appoints Sexual Violence In Universities Task Team

Students have been consistently protesting the rampant sexual harassment and violence that takes place at institutions of higher learning. Hoping to address...

BDS-SA Clears Muhammed Desai Of Sexual Harassment Allegations

Boycott Divestment and Sanctions South Africa (BDS-SA) co-founder and director Muhammed Desai has been cleared of sexual harassment accusations. An independent investigation...

#MosqueMeToo: Nouman Ali Khan Invited As Guest To Cape Town Mosque

Masjidul-Quds (known as Gatesville Mosque) has invited American-based Muslim preacher Nouman Ali Khan as a guest scholar for the holy month of...

Women Forward: A Gendered Look At SA Politics

Women Forward (WF) began as a grassroots movement on farmland, planted among women who were marginalised. Domestic workers, farm workers and women...

How Workplaces Should React To Sexual Harassment Complaints

Two South African civil society organisations faced sexual harassment allegations against prominent employees in the past year. The civil society #MeToo exposed...
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