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The danger of abuser confessions

Done badly, abuser's confessions can trigger a lot of pain for anyone who has lived through gender-based violence.

​16 Days will be followed by positive action

The prevention of gender-based violence must become the starting point and not an afterthought.

#16DaysOfActivism: 5 ways Parliament screwed up debate on women and children’s rights

The annual campaign to combat gender-based violence begins on November 25.

Bullying is not a rite of passage

Bullying in the 21st century is more of a problem than ever – destroying lives and creating killers.

A new kind of fatherhood can prevent violence

Gender-based abuse costs South Africa up to R40bn a year, but can be tackled at its root by dads taking an active role in caring for their children.

Cut the rhetoric and act against gender-based violence

How do governments in Southern Africa plan to stop violence against women without realistic targets, effective indicators and commitment?

Say what? Presidency celebrates 16 years of ‘raising gender-based violence’

Is government committed to fighting for or against women? A mistake in a press release for 16 days of activism is revealing, writes Verashni Pillay.

Letters to the editor: December 6 2013

Readers slam assaults on sex workers and accuse the Mail & Guardian of putting public protector Thuli Madonsela in danger.

Gender violence knows no divide, says Zuma

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.

Motlanthe urges men to not just talk against violence

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has urged men not turn a blind eye to violence against women and children.

Mngxitama: Time to rethink the root causes of violence

The 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence campaign has become an empty ritual the nation performs to feel good about itself.

16 Days of Activism: Paying lip service to abuse

It's nearly the start of the annual 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children. But have we made progress as a society?

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Stern warning against Covid greets Mthembu’s death

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Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

In his announcement, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the late minister ‘a life-long champion of freedom and democracy’

Secret meetings with Zuma could sink Mkhwebane

An alleged string of lies about Mkhwebane’s meeting with the former president in her contentious R3.2-billion Absa report has the public protector in a legal wrangle

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