Sexual Violence

National Shutdown Planned Against Gender-Based Violence

An organisation of feminist and gender activists is calling for a Total Shutdown and Intersectional Women's March Against Gender-based Violence on August 1. It...

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...

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...

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...

Black Girlhood And The Unbearable Weight Of Knowing Too Much

Naledi Yaziyo explores a number of ways in which black girls are expected to grow up too fast and pay the price...

Drawing the line between corporal punishment and abuse in parenting

UPDATE: The Constitutional Court upholds a judgment which says spanking your child is illegal. al.UPDATE: On 19 October 2017, a judge in the Johannesburg High...

Zizi Kodwa, Pule Mabe, And The ANC’s Sexual Violence Problem

African National Congress (ANC) spokesperson Pule Mabe and acting spokesperson Zizi Kodwa agreed to step aside from their duties amid the allegations of sexual...

South Africa: The Reality of Providing Safe Abortion During A National...

AS TOLD TO While South Africa’s lockdown regulations rules clearly state that abortion services are to continue throughout, some...

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...

Slain Zolile Khumalo’s Family Verbally Assaulted Outside Court As Her Alleged...

Slain student Zolile Khumalo's family is concerned about their safety after a man believed to be her killer Thabani Mzolo's relative allegedly insulted them...

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...

Durbanites: A Public Sex Offenders List Is Overdue

The Daily News recently reported that there is an increasing public outcry for a complete sex offenders register to be established so that people...
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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...

Ayanda Mabulu and the politics of rape and sexual violence

If you thought you were done hearing about controversial artist Ayanda Mabulu for the year, you were wrong. Mabulu’s work is being dually exhibited...

Minority Front: SA Must Have Separate Ministries For Minorities

"The day Indian minorities say they don't need the Minority Front (MF) to protect their rights and that they're comfortable in the new democracy...

#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...

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....

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...

#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...

#HoeIsLife is sexual freedom like you’ve never seen it before

Society hates when *womxn have power, especially over our sexuality and our bodies. Patriarchy determines the terms and conditions of sex for womxn. When...
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