domestic violence

 
Police on trial for deserting abuse victims
Police on trial for deserting abuse victims
Between rheumatoid arthritis and high blood pressure, 74-year-old Brenda Hedges was effectively paralysed from the waist down. She lay helplessly...
[From our archives] Four frightening facts about child sexual abuse in South Africa
[From our archives] Four frightening facts about child sexual abuse in South Africa
The University of Cape Town released South Africa's first...
SA boys more at risk of sexual abuse than girls – study
SA boys more at risk of sexual abuse than girls – study
Boys in South Africa are more at risk of sexual abuse than girls, according to a 
Childhood in SA is a hard-knock life
Childhood in SA is a hard-knock life
More than one out of three children in South Africa have been physically abused – hit, beaten, kicked – by an adult caregiver. And nearly a...
Mozambique launches national plan to end child marriage
Mozambique launches national plan to end child marriage
Mozambique, which has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the...
Violence-laden South Africa’s burden of disease
Violence-laden South Africa’s burden of disease
They are silent, their stories left untold, and their experiences shrouded in secrecy and shame. Their raping, beating, abuse, mutilation,...
A fist and a hard place
A fist and a hard place
Phumla Ndlovu’s* partner Xolile Silo* started drinking at nine that Monday morning. He then left their house in Roodepan township, near Kimberley...
A new kind of fatherhood can prevent violence
A new kind of fatherhood can prevent violence
I heard a familiar complaint from a new father recently: “My baby’s asleep when I leave in the morning and by the time I get home, he’s...
[Video]Child marriage and FGM in Tanzania
[Video]Child marriage and FGM in Tanzania
HRW calls on Tanzania to set the minimum age for marriage at 18, following an investigation into high levels of child marriage and FGM in the country.
We can raise children who will not be violent
We can raise children who will not be violent
In the week that South Africa’s crime statistics were released, I was at a conference about global violence reduction conference. It was eerie to be listening to presentations about achievable...
Gender violence costs SA R40bn, so now will govt act?
Gender violence costs SA R40bn, so now will govt act?
Every year in South Africa, an estimated more than one million rapes occur; more than a thousand women are killed by an intimate partner; and...
Behind closed doors all bets are off
Behind closed doors all bets are off
Here’s a fun game to play in a gathering of South African women: have one too many glasses of wine and let it slip that your last partner was...

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