Sexual Violence

Safety concerns mount as thousands flock to Durban beaches

Thousands of people have descended on the city of Durban for the festive season, with many people taking advantage of the sunny weather to...

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...

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...

The Bo-Kaap pedophilia allegations, where to from here?

On October 21, a video uploaded on YouTube sent shock waves around the Bo-Kaap community, and the country beyond. The woman...

Womxn are not safe, even in activist spaces

Recent revelations of alleged sexual misconduct at civil organisation Equal Education (EE) by three senior male staff members remind us that organisations and movements...

Making An HIV-Free Future Possible For KZN Girls

In the rolling green hills of the uMgungundlovu district in KwaZulu-Natal lies Vulindlela, a rural community often seen as the epicentre of the HIV...

BDS-SA Launched Investigation Into Desai Allegations, Boardmember Says

Update: The BDS-SA board received the findings of the investigation this weekend which cleared Desai of sexual harassment, board member Tisetso...

SA’s healthcare system is failing survivors of sexual violence

New research by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on 256 designated public health facilities has found critical gaps in the provision of comprehensive medical care...

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...

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...

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...

#SandtonShutdown: Civil Society Pleads For Big Business To Intervene In The...

In the early hours of the morning, hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in Sandton. The...

Womxn in the EFFSC name and shame alleged sexual predator

The Wits Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command (EFFSC) is calling for the EFF and EFFSC structures to stand in solidarity for justice for *womxn,...

5 Books To Read About Gender-Based Violence

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a serious matter. South Africa has one of the highest rates of violence against women and gender nonconforming...

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...

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...

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...

Safe coping strategies are vital for recovery of rape survivors

The trauma of rape can cause severe emotional distress for the survivor, and feelings of shock, shame, guilt, anger and powerlessness are common. But...

The Rohingya crisis: a humanitarian disaster in Myanmar

Myanmar is home to an estimated 1.1 million Rohingya, a persecuted Muslim minority. Numerous sources both inside and outside the country have reported horrific...

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...
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