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Why we need to reimagine masculinity

It's 2016 and gender-based violence remains a norm we live with, despite campaigns such as 16 Days of Activism. This, which is inextricably linked...

The police referred to me as a case number, says rape survivor

Trigger warning: This article contains an account of rape A woman’s body should be a sacred space but we live in a society that continually...

“Women should know that they are never alone”

Philani Sangweni (23) decided he wanted to make a difference in his community and work to end gender violence, so he joined  Brothers for...

Five women activists doing important work to end gender violence

As 16 days of activism comes to a close, we look at five prolific women who are working to ensure that addressing violence against...

We can only end gender violence if we stop making excuses for men

If we are to end violence against womyn* and children, we need to stop making excuses for men, writes GULSHAN KHAN. It was during the...

A poor and unfair justice system has influenced how men treat women and children

Violence against women and children is a complex issue that affects society as a whole. As we come to the end of the 16 days...

The girls aren’t alright, thanks for asking

The much derided department of women has put its foot in its mouth again, this time as part of its 16 days of activism...

Homophobic violence is gender-based violence too

During the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, homophobic violence is rarely considered to be gendered. This erasure of lesbian women, gay men,...

The Daily Vox Hangout with Oxfam in SA on gender-based violence

It's 16 days of activism time again! Join us on Tuesday at 2:30 as Pontsho Pilane chats to Kwezilomso Mbazayo, women's rights and gender...

An open letter to my abused friend

With the 16 days of activism for no violence against women and children upon us, one woman writes an open letter to her dear...

International men’s day? For who? For what?

When I think about “men” – the men that come up in conversations that usually end on some variation of “men are bastards” -...

Watch: The Daily Vox news wrap with Pontsho and Khadija

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Wits Workers Solidarity Committee was unable to join us today. Chairperson Thembi Luckett will be with us at 2:30pm...

Tone deaf women’s department trolls women

The Department of Women doesn’t have a stellar reputation to begin with. And on Thursday it went some way towards cementing that reputation for...

Ending violence in communities before it starts – what new parents can do

We are now in year 23 of the international 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, but South Africans don’t need reminding that gender...

Another epic fail from Susan Shabangu and the Ministry of Women

One a scale of one to patriarchal, how far back is the Ministry of Women setting South African women? Last week Women’s Minister Susan Shabangu...

#TDVTurns5: “I Want TDV To Never Forget What We Stand For”

PART ONE  The Daily Vox (TDV) started its journey as South Africa Votes 2014. Co-founders Azad Essa and Khadija...

13 WTF Moments Of 2018

Let’s be real: 2018 has been one very long year. If you don’t believe us, here’s a list of all the things that happened...

Mohammed Tamimi’s Father: “We Thought He Was Going To Die”

Fadel Tamimi thrusts his smartphone into my face to show me a gory video of doctors removing a bullet from his 15-year-old son's head....

Celebrating Mam’ Albertina Sisulu In The Hundredth Year Of Her Birth

Chanting “Wathint` abafazi, Strijdom! Wathint` imbokodo uzo kufa!” outside the Union Buildings 62 years ago, it was Albertina Sisulu and other women anti-apartheid activists...

Read HRH Zenani Mandela-Dlamini’s Eulogy For Mam’ Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

This is the eulogy given by Mam' Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's eldest daughter, Princess Zenani Mandela-Dlamini, at her funeral on 14 April 2018, in Soweto. Ladies and...
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