Sexual Violence

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...

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...

“Excluding Rape From Common Purpose Would Be Irrational,” ConCourt Hears

UPDATE: During the December 11 handing down of judgement, the Constitutional Court ruled that the doctrine of common purpose applies...

Pretoria Shutdown As Women And GNC People March Against GBV

On Wednesday, thousands of women and gender-nonconforming people took to the streets around Southern Africa. They were marching against the scourge of gender-based violence...

South Africa: The Reality of Providing Safe Abortion During A National...

AS TOLD TO While South Africa’s lockdown regulations rules clearly state that abortion services are to continue throughout, some...

Extract from Andy Kawa’s book about getting justice for women

Kwanele, Enough! My Battle with the South African Police Service to get Justice for Women is businessperson Andy Kawa’s story. In 2010,...

Beyond The Gender Summit: Where To From Here

NEWS ANALYSIS A number of steps have been taken to address the scourge of gender-based violence (GBV) and femicide...

#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...

Gender Summit Concludes With Declaration Adopted

"We are satisfied that most delegates and stakeholders at the summit have signed the declaration with amendments," said the minister of social development Susan...

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...

After Women’s Month, Women And Children Are Still Dying

It is the end of Women's Month in South Africa, and for me it still feels like being a woman in South Africa is...

#100MenMarch: Not Nearly Enough

Large crowds of men scare me. I just don't feel safe around men - particularly unfamiliar men. It's in large crowds of men that...

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...

A Safe Space At UCKAR: The BACK.TALK Womxn’s Collective Poster-Making Workshop

Stationary and paper clippings litter the floor of the Rhodes University Fine Art Department. As you enter, you are greeted with gentle music and...

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...

Zolile Khumalo’s Murder Accused Abandons Bail Application

Father of the slain Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) student Zolile Khumalo says he hopes justice will take its course following the accused's abandoned...

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...

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...

KZN Churches Call On Communities To Say No To Femicide And...

Following a public outcry over violence and femicide, KwaZulu-Natal churches have called on all communities to stand together and say no to the scourge...

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...
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