gender violence

 
The silent protest shed light on rape but many choose to see it as anti-Zuma
The silent protest shed light on rape but many choose to see it as anti-Zuma
‘I think it’s an exciting moment,” says Sonke Gender Justice’s Dean Peacock of the state of gender activism in South Africa.
​Murder is SA’s hidden civil war, even more silent is the violent fight against women
​Murder is SA’s hidden civil war, even more silent is the violent fight against women
In their recent book, A Manifesto for Social Change: How to Save South Africa, Moeletsi Mbeki and his niece Nobantu Mbeki argue that, with...
Masipa's Pistorius sentence has trivialised the plight of female victims of violence
Masipa's Pistorius sentence has trivialised the plight of female victims of violence
Oscar Pistorius’s sentence wasn’t a surprise. I expected it. It became...
Oscar's BFF from Iceland: Gerrie Nel is the devil
Oscar's BFF from Iceland: Gerrie Nel is the devil
Ebba Gudmunsdottir vividly recalls the morning of February 14 2013 when she discovered that her close friend Oscar Pistorius had killed his...
Campus rape: Silence isn't going to cut it
Campus rape: Silence isn't going to cut it
COMMENTRape culture, a term coined as recently as the 1970s, survives on our campuses and in other places because, like any other culture, it...
Female genital mutilation: a costly, organised crime against women and girls
Female genital mutilation: a costly, organised crime against women and girls
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is big business. It's transglobal and sometimes organised by centuries-old formal agencies, on a for-profit basis....
Donor slashes support funding for SA rape survivors
Donor slashes support funding for SA rape survivors
Can South Africa afford to have post-rape assistance severely compromised?
Funny what I can't laugh about
Funny what I can't laugh about
BODY LANGUAGE
Women and children continue to bear brunt of violence on Cape Flats
Women and children continue to bear brunt of violence on Cape Flats
Hanna Abrahams* sits with her hands folded in her lap. With her shoulders slumped, she looks frail after being abused for 11 years, but she now...
Why South Africa can be accused of hating its young women
Why South Africa can be accused of hating its young women
The extent of gender-based violence in South Africa is rarely understood. It involves physical and psychological harm, humiliation, mental or...
Masquerade of spite and malice
Masquerade of spite and malice
BODY LANGUAGE
Toxic notions of gender behind grisly killings
Toxic notions of gender behind grisly killings
On Saturday September 5 in Yeoville, Johannesburg, Patrick Wisani allegedly killed his 24-year-old girlfriend, Nosipho Mandleleni, by beating her to...

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