Sexual Violence

How inadequate services and untrained staff re-victimise sexual violence survivors

On Tuesday morning, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) officially launched a new report which looked at the critical gaps which exist in the provision of...

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...

Sex trafficking: the Cyntoia Brown case highlights a massive global problem

Sex trafficking is a global human rights crisis that has does not often receive widespread attention. That changed last week when the...

How schools are failing pupils when they don’t report sexual violence

Schools are failing at preventing and dealing with sexual assault that happens on school property, according to Sheena Swemmer, a gender researcher...

Three in four children experience violence, finds new UNICEF report

Violence against children can range from the extreme cases of physical and sexual violence to a slap from a parent or unwanted sexual advances...

#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...

Sisonke Msimang on Always Another Country, rape culture and #MeToo

Conversations about the prevalence of sexual violence have been at the forefront of conversation in recent weeks with the #MeToo movement. This month, writer...

Is hopelessness driving HIV in SA’s youth?

Why is HIV still the leading cause of death among girls aged 15 and 19 and how can we change this, asks Njabulo Mbanda. It...

Tuks Predator Dismissed

UPDATE: The senior manager accused of sexual harassment and assault at the University of Pretoria’s (UP) Centre for Sexualities, AIDS and Gender (CSA&G) has...

It’s time for a “Me Too” campaign for men

Tsipi Erann says she wants to see a "me too" campaign by men. "Me too - I pressured a woman into sex when she first...

#MeToo: two words that broke the silence around sexual abuse

When the New York Times broke the story about Harvey Weinstein's decades of sexually assaulting and harassing women, it threw into focus what women...

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...

#WalkForFreedom: Capetonians take a stand against modern-day slavery

Human trafficking still exists, both internationally and locally, yet not many South Africans are aware of it. On Saturday international advocacy group A21 held...

Less judgement, more action is needed on female genital mutilation

Despite the dangers and growing opposition to the practice, female genital mutilation (FGM) persists across the world. According to the World Health Organisation, over...

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...

WTF is up with DJ Dimplez’ rapey cover art?

Twitter was split this week in a discussion on the sinister cover art of DJ Dimplez’ new single, What A Night. The cover art...

Here’s why the UN is calling for more women peacekeepers

The United Nations recently recommended that countries increase the number of female peacekeepers in peacekeeping missions. Last month, during the 71st UN General Assembly...

Redi Tlhabi’s Khwezi is an indictment on patriarchy and sexual violence...

Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo breathes within the pages of journalist Redi Tlhabi's new book, Khwezi, which tells the story of the woman who accused Jacob...

Izwi Lami: a tech tool for rape survivors

The pervasiveness of rape in South Africa means there are many survivors in need of tools that empower them. Online platform Health-e News launched a campaign...

People are raising funds for the mother who stabbed her daughter’s...

A crowdfunding initiative has been set up to raise funds for a woman who was arrested after she stabbed three men who were allegedly...
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