It's difficult to speak out but their evidence can help to change laws and provide justice and support.
Rape culture pervades university life, but it can be eradicated if reflection replaces self-preservation.
Child marriage affects nearly half of Mozambique's girls. The country has unveiled a national plan to end this practice.
Report says alcohol use fuels an already unequal power relationship between men and women, resulting in several negative outcomes.
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.
Kearsney College has apologised unreservedly for choosing Robin Thicke’s controversial 2013 song "Blurred Lines" for the "Olympics for choirs".
Female miners are still subjected to discrimination, sexual abuse and violence in the workplace. We spoke to some women about their experiences.
Female condoms have sensualised sexual health thanks to the increased tactility of new materials.
Around the time South African lesbian Duduzile Zozo was murdered, so was Cameroonian activist Eric Lembembe.
The politics here should be the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex politics of ending the scourge of hate crimes.
Women who experience gender-based violence have a higher risk of contracting HIV: this should be considered in South Africa's prevention strategy.
An emotional Annie Lennox called on South Africans to do more to fight the scourge of violence against women and children.
Faced with a spike in sexual violence against female protesters, Egypt's women have been overcoming stigma and recounting painful testimonies.
Groups have met to devise a programme to tackle rape and violence, and have called on the president to observe silence before his Sona address.
Jay Naidoo calls on South Africans to take responsibility for the violation and abuse of women.
Transgender sex workers in the Cote d'Ivoire have increasingly become the target of violence since President Alassane Ouattara came into power.
It is an atypical argument for a gender activist to make - that the police must put more effort into investigating cases of stranger rape.
Violence, dismal healthcare and brutal poverty make Afghanistan the world's most dangerous country for women.
M&G blogging platform Thought Leader was named in a study as the forum where "most analytic discussion of sexual violence" takes place.