Sexual Violence

#ThisIsMyVagina: inspiration for women in male-dominated spaces

Naledi Chirwa, the national spokesperson of the Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command (EFFSC), recently told women and girls to take ownership of their vaginas...

#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...

Women’s Organisations In South Africa Need Better Funding

Funding is perhaps the single biggest challenge facing women's shelters and anti-gender-based violence organisations in the country. The small amount of money government allocates...

Five women’s rights campaigns you need to support

Women's Month is about commemorating the queens among us and fighting for the equality women deserve. To celebrate the work women are doing to...

If you think you may be part of #NotAllMen, read this

During a new year's eve celebration in Bangalore, India, police reported evidence of widespread sexual assault having taken place, with many women saying they...

Zapiro needs to take a hard look in the mirror

Nine years after he first decided to use a rape metaphor to comment on the state of the nation, cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro, better known...

Beyond The Gender Summit: Where To From Here

NEWS ANALYSIS A number of steps have been taken to address the scourge of gender-based violence (GBV) and femicide...

Meena Kandasamy’s novel is literary salvation for women abuse survivors

Meena Kandasamy’s latest novel When I Hit You is a wrenching story that straddles the line between fiction and nonfiction. Two reporters, Mishka Wazar...

Is better regulation the way to make taxis safer for women?

Reports of several women being attacked and raped on taxis this year have revived conversations about the need to make the industry safer. These...

#LindiweOnEusebius: Sisulu fumbles with feminism

Lindiwe Sisulu was dragged on Twitter on Thursday for her problematic views on feminism and gender-based violence. And honestly, she deserves it. Human Settlements Minister...

#SafeTaxisNow march in Soweto is not the end in the fight...

A group of women, children, and men gathered outside Bara Taxi Rank on Saturday, 24 June to disrupt the streets of Soweto. “Our streets!...

Asijiki Coalition: Decriminalise Sex To End Workers’ Agony

"Sex workers are being persecuted everywhere for doing the only work that can help them make ends meet. Decriminalisation would not only help them...

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...

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...

Why Mabulu’s latest painting infuriates me as a black gay man

I tried to ignore the buzz around the latest Ayanda Mabulu painting, but it simply wasn’t possible. Mabulu appears to be a chronic attention...

Taxify Terror: “I am now living in fear because the driver...

Taxify SA has heavily criticised following several reports of misconduct by its drivers. Nomonde Siziba*, 22, from Cape Town is one of the women...

How can we prevent sexual violence in taxis and public spaces?

South Africa has one of the highest rates of sexual violence in the world. Harassment and sexual violence towards women using public transport are...

It’s Necessary To Watch Surviving R. Kelly

It should be impossible that R. Kelly survived the myriad allegations of abuse leveled against him. But he did. Twenty-five years later,...

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...

#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...
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