Sexual Violence

“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...

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...

Society’s hypocrisy in protecting men and their reputations

Celebrity Katlego Maboe is caught up in quite the scandal. The recent viral video of his extra-marital activities has really wrought consequences...

We need to look beyond consent in discussions of sex and...

As a sexual violence researcher, one of the most important things I’ve learned about sexual violence, mostly...

South Africa’s first feminist television show launches

To kick off the month of November, South Africans will be able to watch the country’s “first feminist television show”. Titled “It’s...

Equal Education and Doron Isaacs: Setting The Record Straight

As former employees of Equal Education (EE), who recently left our positions, we have been deeply troubled by the release of former High Court...

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...

Woman As Citizen – (As Forgotten)

COMMENT In the wake of gender-based violence, a number of men in the Republic have taken to social media...

Netflix’s ‘Unbelievable’ Is A Searing Look At What Happens When Rape...

The Netflix miniseries Unbelievable - to be released on 13 September - is a jarring look at what happens when rape survivors...

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...

Lockdown Could Mean Women Are Trapped Indoors With Their Abusers

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), one in three women around the world experience intimate partner violence. The WHO notes: “This...

Neither State Of Emergency Or Death Penalty Are Solutions To GBV

These past few weeks following the rape and murder of 19-year-old Uyinene Mrwetyana has thrown into the spotlight the issue of gender-based...

How After Hours Game Shows Mental Illness

After Hours is a video game that deals with gender-based violence and Borderline Personality Disorder. It was created by Bahiyya Khan, a 23-year-old Experimental...

In Pictures: The #SandtonShutdown Protest Against Gender-Based Violence And Femicide

On Friday, hundreds of people marched to Sandton, the business hub of the country, to protest gender-based violence and femicide, inspired by...

Our Mothers’ Warnings Will Never Be Enough

COMMENT Twenty-first birthdays in South Africa, while legally non-significant, often still carry much pomp and ceremony surrounding the idea...

In Photos: South Africa Joins Global Strike For Women

CIVICUS, Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA), Tosunga Baninga, Social Justice, and other members of civil society and activist communities gathered...

From UJ: How we are transforming the university to respond to...

Issues of gender and sexuality have been strongly debated in South Africa’s new democracy. From the National Women’s Coalition (NWC) in the...

Map of GBV shelters in South Africa

This is a list of GBV shelters in South Africa.

Toxic Masculinity In Football Needs To Be Addressed

This weekend, the news and social media were awash with images of Kaizer Chiefs supporters storming onto the pitch of the Moses Mabhida Stadium....

Memory Banda On The Struggle Of The Girl Child In Malawi

There is fire in the eyes of Memory Banda when she talks about girls rights in her home country of Malawi. The...
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