women abuse

 
Women and children continue to bear brunt of violence on Cape Flats
Women and children continue to bear brunt of violence on Cape Flats
Hanna Abrahams* sits with her hands folded in her lap. With her shoulders slumped, she looks frail after being abused for 11 years, but she now...
Girls get the power to fight abuse
Girls get the power to fight abuse
"I have been raped twice. The first time I was nine and the second time, by two men, in 2007," says Tebello Siko, a 29-year-old woman who lives in...
A fist and a hard place
A fist and a hard place
Phumla Ndlovu’s* partner Xolile Silo* started drinking at nine that Monday morning. He then left their house in Roodepan township, near Kimberley...
Let's talk about sex - in public
Let's talk about sex - in public
"Keep it in the bedroom." This was said to me in the course of a heated discussion I had about why I write about sex. I tried to explain my need to...
Dear Diary: 16 days aren't enough
Dear Diary: 16 days aren't enough
Day 1: Innocence … gone
Our braaivleis, rugby and rape culture
Our braaivleis, rugby and rape culture
The now defunct Afrikaans lad site ...
Intellectually disabled women in India 'treated worse than animals'
Intellectually disabled women in India 'treated worse than animals'
The report by a human rights group said that intellectually disabled women in India are routinely locked up in institutions where they...
Comment: 16 Days of What?
Comment: 16 Days of What?
Last week marked the start of the annual United Nations campaign for 16 days of activism for no violence against women and children. 
Abused women in violent spiral
Abused women in violent spiral
"Between 20% and 25% of HIV ­infections in young South African women can be attributed to gender-based violence, according to South...
Research shows physical, sexual abuse high in Africa
Research shows physical, sexual abuse high in Africa
About 45.6% of women in Africa experienced physical and sexual violence, compared to 35% globally, according to the report. 
V-Day: A look at the One Billion Rising campaign
V-Day: A look at the One Billion Rising campaign
This February 14 2013, V-Day will be 15 years old. It was never our intention to be around that long. Our mission was to end violence against women...

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