Many are in denial when a family member or friend is an abuser, perpetuating victim-blaming, writes Kagure Mugo.
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.
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.
Some women find it hard to leave their abusers for economic and emotional reasons and feel 'stuck' in their situation.
To speak about sex in any form is taboo – unless it's by those who make billions off it. This has plunged people into silence and vulnerability.
The endless refrain of child molestation, rape, murder, incest, violence goes on and on and on.
Open debate, rather than vigilantism, will help to stem sexual violence against children and women.
A recent report says that intellectually disabled women in India are routinely locked up in institutions where they are "treated worse than animals".
Token actions by politicians won't change violence against women, writes Indira Govender.
Situations can get worse for women who are battered by their intimate partners: research now shows they are at higher risk of contracting HIV.
African countries have some of the highest levels of physical and sexual violence against women in the world, a report has found.
Playwright and activist Eve Ensler explains One Billion Rising, a global day of action – and dancing – in protest against violence against women.
Amnesty International has urged President Mohamed Morsi to take "drastic steps" to end sexual violence against women in Egypt.
For most women, being HIV-positive makes them victims of many forms of violence, a new report has found. Aneesa Fazel reports.
How do we stop damaged men from damaging women? By not looking away. By speaking out. And by raising a nation of better men, writes Khaya Dlanga
Vhembe district is a rape hot spot but its budget from social development is paltry, writes Kwanele Sosibo.
There are many in the fields of popular and alternative music that speak about violence against women and children from a different angle.
The criminal justice system needs to do more to protect women living in abusive conditions, Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said on Tuesday.
Pearlier Joubert on Steve Hofmyer, the magazine editor he humiliated with a cold cup of tea and the spat that ensued.