Sexual Violence

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...

South Africa’s #MeToo gap: No accountability for high-profile men

The #MeToo movement began on our timelines - then became tangible as scores of high-profile American men are being ousted and fired for their...

Six SA organisations fighting gender-based violence

Gender-based violence is a mammoth problem in South Africa, but there are small organisations all around South Africa working tirelessly to tackle it. At...

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 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...
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