Sexual Violence

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...

It’s time to hold the state accountable for violence against women

With the exception of couple of men, about 50 women gathered at the Hlanganisa Institute for Development in Southern Africa (HiDSA) in Parktown on...

Five women’s rights campaigns you need to support

Women's Month is about commemorating the queens among us and fighting for the equality women deserve. To celebrate the work women are doing to...

#HoeIsLife is sexual freedom like you’ve never seen it before

Society hates when *womxn have power, especially over our sexuality and our bodies. Patriarchy determines the terms and conditions of sex for womxn. When...

Police and higher education ministries hold campus safety summit at UWC

The first School and Campus Safety Summit held at the University of the Western Cape discussed campus crime as well as security issues arising...

Hey Renaldo, a selfie is a selfie, not an invitation

On Wednesday, the DA’s proportional representation councillor for Nelson Mandela Bay Renaldo Gouws posted a Facebook status calling out women who post “sexually suggestive...

Meena Kandasamy’s novel is literary salvation for women abuse survivors

Meena Kandasamy’s latest novel When I Hit You is a wrenching story that straddles the line between fiction and nonfiction. Two reporters, Mishka Wazar...

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...
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