Laughter can be nurturing but some issues are simply off limits.
Women and children bear the brunt of drug and gang violence, but help is at hand in the form of the Saartjie Baartman and Women's Legal centres.
There’s been no measurable improvement to the issue of gender-based violence in the last decade. Why does SA appear to hate its women so much?
SXSW’s harrassment controversy shows it is no wonder women still use male pseudonyms.
The alleged Wisani femicide points to what the state has to do to prevent domestic violence.
How to go beyond platitudes when it comes to teenage sexuality and abuse? One NGO has a solution: teach young women to know their worth and rights.
Policies and laws exist to protect women and girls but we need to take responsibility and act on them.
Are 50 percent of men abusers?, asks Khaya Dlanga
Having ditched dissing their baby mamas, rappers GP Gangsta are now cheerleaders for women's rights.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Jamaica face high levels of violence and can't rely on the police due to homophobia within the force.
If the human cost won't, will the financial cost make government commit to a comprehensive national plan to combat gender-based violence?
White women's good intentions are wrapped in privilege and have to be open to challenge.
In cinéma vérité style, a filmmaker steps into a battered woman's shoes to spotlight abuse.
Turning any form of violence against women into "art" risks making it seem socially acceptable or suggesting that it is a matter for debate. It isn't.
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai is deciding whether to veto a "backward" law that would restrict prosecutions for domestic and child abuse.
A lesbian rape survivor and community activist has told the Khayelitsha probe into policing how insensitive officers added to her ordeal.
To mark 16 Days of Activism, Human Rights Watch has released a documentary about the work of LGBTI activist and award-winning artist Zanele Muholi.
President Jacob Zuma has marked the launch of 16 days of no violence against women and children, saying the crimes have no place in society.
Situations can get worse for women who are battered by their intimate partners: research now shows they are at higher risk of contracting HIV.