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.
Women who experience gender-based violence have a higher risk of contracting HIV: this should be considered in South Africa's prevention strategy.
Icasa is wrong in its interpretation of what makes us accept or reject something. The issue of dignity and abuse is not a science, but a morality.
In a country where most rape cases go unreported, a silent protest at five university campuses around South Africa found a new voice against the scourge.
Possessiveness and obsessive control over another person looks a lot like modern day slavery to Khaya Dlanga.
Nandipha, now 25, has shared with Demelza Bush the tragic story of her "corrective rape", resulting in a life filled with constant fear.
Grief over the rape and murder of Anene Booysen has given way to seething anger in Bredasdorp.
Cabinet ministers have come under fire from opposition MPs for missing a crucial debate in Parliament on gender-based violence.
The truth about South Africa's peaceful transition and the everyday of democracy is as messy as the contested version of events on February 14.
The solution lays in addressing 'how we raise our boys' and "how we equip parents to be parents". But there's a long way to go.
We should refuse to be discouraged by the ugliness, the mean-spiritedness and the hopelessness that seems to surround us, writes Khaya Dlanga.
If the media can shift the way in which it reports on gender-based violence, thousands of deaths might not be so utterly futile, writes William Bird.
The 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence campaign has become an empty ritual the nation performs to feel good about itself.
Victoria John's report on the murder of Thapelo Makhutle made for shocking reading, writes Melanie Judge.
The controversial DJ Avicii cartoon points to deeper cracks in our society, writes Verashni Pillay.
The horrific, brutal torture of a teenage girl in Limpopo, which was caught on video illustrates our society's systemic failure.