Sexual Violence

Exit: Escaping A Life Of Sexual Violence

"My life has seen cycles of abandonment and abuse, sexual exploitation and domestic violence. But my story begins before I was born,...

The Total Shutdown: One Year On

One year ago on August 1, 2018, thousands of women and gender non-conforming people (GNC) took to the streets of South Africa...

The Death Penalty Is Not The Solution To Violence Against Women

COMMENT The horrific death of 19-year old UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana, is for many South Africans the cruel combination...

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...

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...

The Daily Vox joins Izwi Lami anti-rape campaign

An anti-rape campaign by Health-e News invites rape survivors to share their stories, contact counselling services and campaign for packages of care. Before rape becomes...

Ukuthwala: the sex trafficking scandal devastating rural South Africa

“Back home in the Eastern Cape, ukuthwala is normal and has always been, so long as one has the means to pay lobola and...

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...

Zolile Khumalo’s Murder Accused Abandons Bail Application

Father of the slain Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) student Zolile Khumalo says he hopes justice will take its course following the accused's abandoned...

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...

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...

“I have friends who dropped out of university because they felt...

Students at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) say they’re fed up with feeling under threat from criminals while on campus. On Wednesday, 24...

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...

Police to increase security in Joburg CBD to protect women

The City of Johannesburg plans to beef up security and visibility in the CBD to protect women. This comes after the several high profile...

NMU remains shut down amid security concerns

Students at Nelson Mandela University (NMU) shut down both the south and north campuses on Tuesday in protest over poor campus security. The shutdown...

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...

#100MenMarch: Not Nearly Enough

Large crowds of men scare me. I just don't feel safe around men - particularly unfamiliar men. It's in large crowds of men that...

Marching against rape and violence: ‘If they don’t heed this message,...

Trigger warning: this article contains an account of rape This weekend, at the final #SafeTaxisNow event in the month-long campaign, women, LGBTQIA+ folk, men, and...

We’re sick of ANC presidential hopefuls using Khwezi as a political...

It’s a sad day in South African politics when African National Congress presidential hopefuls resort to evoking the trial of Fezekile “Khwezi” Kuzwayo as...

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...
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