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Stats paint a distorted picture of violence against women
Stats paint a distorted picture of violence against women
The statistics are like an endless pit-toilet of horrifying numbers. One in three women will be sexually attacked. Two in five are beaten by their...
Flashy façade hides abuse, poverty
Flashy façade hides abuse, poverty
Landing in Equatorial Guinea’s capital of Malabo, a short drive from the airport brings any road user onto an impeccable six-lane asphalt...
Killer’s life sentence gives family ‘a little peace’
Killer’s life sentence gives family ‘a little peace’
When I close my eyes, I see the picture of her — the way she was when she was murdered — and, ja, I just took a hard knock,” Zubaidah...
Justice reconsidered for victims of sexual assault
Justice reconsidered for victims of sexual assault
Late one Sunday evening, Julia* was sleeping in her bed when suddenly she was woken by screams of “Police! Police!” outside. She heard a knock...
Listen to the voices of women with disabilities
Listen to the voices of women with disabilities
Why, oh why are we so obsessed with squashing human beings into little boxes? A gender box: male or female. A race box: black or white. An income...
Mediation helps to rectify abuse
Mediation helps to rectify abuse
One woman is fighting to keep cases of gender-based violence on the court roll, or, failing that, at least to find another solution instead of...
Violence raises the urgent need for more health services
Violence raises the urgent need for more health services
Almost daily, our news reports are marred by statistics about gender-based violence, such as one in three women are assaulted, physically or...
French cardinal convicted over sex abuse cover-up
French cardinal convicted over sex abuse cover-up
The archbishop of Lyon, the most senior French cleric caught up in the global paedophilia scandal that has rocked the Catholic Church, was...
Babes Wodumo finally takes on Mampintsha — and why many others won’t
Babes Wodumo finally takes on Mampintsha — and why many others won’t
The family spokesperson of Bongekile Simelane (aka Babes Wodumo), Sakhile Mhlonishwa Langa, has confirmed to the Mail & Guardian that...
[Video]A mother’s tears: The effect of boy-on-boy sexual abuse
[Video]A mother’s tears: The effect of boy-on-boy sexual abuse
Often underreported, boy-on-boy sexual assault is “one sexual crime that is on a drastic increase”
Domestic abuse isn’t only by men
Domestic abuse isn’t only by men
I accompanied my friend to one of his weekly church cell meetings in our area. He had been nagging me to attend at least one church service with...
A compass for a feminist future
A compass for a feminist future
I find myself praying for my abusive uncle and using my tears to bargain with God for a lesser punishment for him. He has tried to kill members of...

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