sexual violence

 
Women refugees take contraceptives in fear of rape
Women refugees take contraceptives in fear of rape
Women refugees fleeing wars, political instability and poverty are taking contraceptives in the expectation of being raped but are so desperate...
Government rape counselling services saved just weeks from slated closure
Government rape counselling services saved just weeks from slated closure
Counselling services at many of the country’s centres for rape survivors set to scale down or close in a matter of weeks have be given a...
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.
We talk about boys and men being raped in conflict zones, but we don't listen enough
We talk about boys and men being raped in conflict zones, but we don't listen enough
COMMENTSexual violence is a tactic of war, used to humiliate, dominate and instil fear. Although the focus has largely been on women and...
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...
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...
Women who drink alcohol more at risk of getting HIV
Women who drink alcohol more at risk of getting HIV
South African women drink less alcohol than their male counterparts, but they "bear the brunt" of the consequences of harmful drinking, particularly with regard to their risk of contracting HIV....
[Video]Understanding the prevalence of rape in Diepsloot
[Video]Understanding the prevalence of rape in Diepsloot
The M&G's Mia Malan spent a week in Diepsloot and spoke to rape victims, parents and councillors to understand the high rate of rape in the township.
School's choice of 'rape' song at World Choir Games offends
School's choice of 'rape' song at World Choir Games offends
The decision by private boys’ school Kearsney College’s choir to sing Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines at the World Choir Games last month...
[Video]How to survive as a woman miner
[Video]How to survive as a woman miner
Female miners are still subjected to discrimination, sexual abuse and violence in the workplace. We spoke to some women about their experiences.
Birth control hits the spot
Birth control hits the spot
Female condoms may have been criticised for being noisy, intimidating and expensive, but their prominence and popularity in South Africa are...
Sexual violence: Political bickering insults our grief
Sexual violence: Political bickering insults our grief
A rainbow flag flew amid the dust earlier this month as Duduzile Zozo, beloved daughter and member of the lesbian community from Thokoza township,...

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