Sexual Violence

Hey UCT, Here’s How To ACTUALLY Make IT Attractive For Women

Patriarchy continues to be pervasive in all sectors of life. The Information Technology (IT) sector is no exception to this. The sector has traditionally...

Kasai, DRC: Testimonies Of Survivors Of Sexual Violence

These testimonies were collected during a field visit by a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) communications team to the Kananga project in September 2018. Kananga...

Gender Summit Concludes With Declaration Adopted

"We are satisfied that most delegates and stakeholders at the summit have signed the declaration with amendments," said the minister of social development Susan...

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...

At Gender-Based Violence Summit, Ramaphosa Calls For ‘Tangible Solutions’

“The murder of womxn* in this country is corroding the soul of our nation,” President Cyril Ramaphosa said. He was addressing a room filled...

Gender Summit To Hold Government Accountable For Gender-Based Violence Failures

On August 1, thousands of womxn* marched in South Africa, under the banner of The Total Shutdown Movement. They demanded that the government take...

Zolile Khumalo Murder Accused Abandons State Attorney

The Durban High Court has adjourned Thabani Mzolo's trial date to 2019. This, after the murder accused abandoned his state lawyer, saying his family...

#MyBodyMyChoice: The Right To Safe Abortion Is Protected By Law

Cries of "my body, my choice", "my vagina, my choice" and "phansi unsafe abortions" rang in the air in the name of the campaign...

How To Talk To Young People About Sex And HIV

“It’s impossible for us to say, don’t get infected by HIV but we don’t talk about sex,” says youth HIV activist Saidy Brown. There...

After Women’s Month, Women And Children Are Still Dying

It is the end of Women’s Month in South Africa, and for me it still feels like being a woman in South Africa is...

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...

A Safe Space At UCKAR: The BACK.TALK Womxn’s Collective Poster-Making Workshop

Stationary and paper clippings litter the floor of the Rhodes University Fine Art Department. As you enter, you are greeted with gentle music and...
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No Record Of 30 Suicide Attempts At Rhodes, University Says

Rhodes University and its Student Representative Council (SRC) have refuted claims floating around on social media that 30 of its students have attempted suicide...

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...

Total Shutdown Organisers: We Will Not Be Intimidated Or Distracted

The Total Shutdown organisers welcome that the statement issued by the office of the National Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS), announcing...

Rhodes University Students Mourn The Death Of Khensani Maseko

Students at Rhodes University are mourning the death of third year law student, Khensani Maseko. Maseko was allegedly raped by her then-boyfriend in May...

In Pictures: The #TotalShutdown March In Pretoria

Spirits were heightened as womxn* gathered at the old Putco depot in Pretoria on Wednesday before the Total Shutdown march began. We were singing...

#TotalShutDown in Durban: “I Am Here To Send A Strong Message”

On Wednesday scores of women and gender non-conforming people marched in the streets of Durban to the City Hall over violence against women and...

#TotalShutdown: “We Are Dying At The Hands Of Men, It Has...

In a sea of black and red, thousands of womxn* from all over Gauteng gathered in Pretoria on Wednesday morning to take a stand...

Pretoria Shutdown As Women And GNC People March Against GBV

On Wednesday, thousands of women and gender-nonconforming people took to the streets around Southern Africa. They were marching against the scourge of gender-based violence...
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