Sexual Violence

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...

These women are learning to kick ass: “I need it so...

On Sunday, the 1in9 Campaign, i-LEAD and Soul City Institute hosted an empowering self defence class for women as part of the #SafeTaxisNow campaign....

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...

These three universities have been protesting the war on women’s bodies

The national conversation has only recently shifted toward talk about rape culture and violence on women's bodies. This was following the horrific murder of...

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...

20+ reasons why men cannot be trusted

Journalist Pontsho Pilane lists the many times she's been harassed and violated by men, in both public and private spaces, proving why #NotAllMen is...

Teen pregnancy isn’t rising and 7 other things we learned from...

On Monday, almost a week after the brutal murder of Karabo Mokoena  sent South Africa into a tailspin, sparking rage on social media under...

Nine ways women can protect themselves from trashy men

Being a woman today is fraught with danger. Rape culture, misogyny, sexism, and the perceived ownership over women's bodies are everywhere. The Daily Vox...

Another South African woman falls victim to intimate partner violence

South Africans were outraged on Thursday as reports spread online that a woman had been murdered by her boyfriend and her body burned. The...

“I can’t do anything to protect myself”: Homeless women on dangers...

Homeless women and women who live in shelters are among society’s most vulnerable. They have no walls to protect them from violence, fists, or...

#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...

Should artists conform to South Africans’ sensibilities?

Ayanda Mabulu has caused shock with his latest painting, which depicts President Jacob Zuma engaged in a sexual act with Nelson Mandela. Mabulu called...
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