Sexual Violence

EFF leadership, please bring your patriarchs to order

Some of the responses to the *womxn of the Wits Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command (EFFSC) calling out a male member for rape show...

070707: Ten years on and the struggle against homophobic hate crimes...

On July 7 2007 two lesbian *womxn - Sizakele Sigasa and Salome Masooa were murdered in Meadowlands, Soweto. This was not the first hate...

UCT SRC suspends two members over sexual offence allegations

On Wednesday the University of Cape Town (UCT) Student Representative Council (SRC) informed the UCT community that it had suspended two of its members...

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,...

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...

#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!...

Court ruling a victory but justice is still elusive for survivors...

Eight women and men took on the law so a businessman accused of sexually abusing them decades ago could be brought to book. He...

‘Progressive’ Legislation And Lived Realities Of Queer People: Contradictions And Concerns

While May 17 marked the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, and June is Pride month, queer activists around the country are calling...

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...

This woman was attacked after getting on a taxi

Trigger warning: This article contains an account of rape The spotlight is currently on the physical and sexual violence that women experience daily in South...

South African film wants to end the silence around date rape

Cut-Out Girls is a play-turned-feature-film project by Cape Town art students from ACT Cape Town, aimed at raising awareness about rape, date...

Women say Booysens police station is not taking rape cases seriously

On Thursday night, the Soul City Institute and the Soweto Women’s Forum held a vigil outside the Booysens Police Station to draw attention to...

Guerrilla art in Braam drives conversation on women’s safety

The Daily Vox spoke to Her Shadow, the self-taught animator and guerrilla performance artist who disrupted the streets of Braamfontein last week. The performance...

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...

We need #SafeTaxisNow because women are sick of harassment at taxi...

Millions of women in South Africa use taxis to commute daily. According to Action Aid SA, 69% of women who use taxis say they...

Here’s what the police are supposed to do when someone reports...

The experience of a sexual assault is violent and traumatic. The last thing you may want to do is deal with the police, especially...

Students around the country demonstrate for women’s safety

In the wake of the abductions and murders of women being highlighted in media in recent weeks, university students took it upon themselves to...

“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...

Did the Minister of Women seriously victim-blame Karabo Mokoena?

Minister of Women in the Presidency, Susan Shabangu, said on Saturday that Karabo Mokoena, who was allegedly murdered by her boyfriend Sandile Mantsoe, was...

Mob justice: “Yes, I would join in to protect my community”

At the weekend, a man in Hlogotlou, Limpopo was stoned to death after he allegedly attacked his girlfriend and her younger sister, and set...
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