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Shutting down the blaming of women for rape

On Wednesday, women and gender non-conforming activists marched to mark the start of Women’s Month in South Africa and to say ‘enough is enough’

Slice of Life: ‘We’re told to be cold’

​'I was working on a story on male corrective rape and, during that time, I had this recurring dream.'

070707: 10 years on and the struggle against homophobic hate crimes continues

The ​07-07-07 Campaign​ was borne out of this uproar with the tagline “Act to end hate”.

Our culture idolises monsters

Violent men can't be dismissed as deviant; our society shapes such distorted masculinities.

Men are also ‘corrective rape’ victims

Many men, thanks to social stigmas, are ashamed to report sexual hate crimes – but they are almost as common as they are against lesbians.

Zanele Muholi: The task of mourning

South African artist Zanele Muholi’s two shows come from different directions at the central issue: the (im)possibility of the task of mourning.

Suspect appears for Duduzile Zozo’s murder

The man accused of killing Duduzile Zozo in what was first thought to be an instance of "corrective rape" has appeared in court.

M&G Hangout: When is a rape joke not a joke?

Sarah Britten and Haji Mohamed Dawjee talk about the FHM controversy and the difficulty with rape jokes in SA.

Rape is never a joke

PODCAST: Listen to the full M&G Hangout on the FHM controversy with Sarah Britten and Haji Mohamed Dawjee.

‘Corrective rape’: Lesbians at the mercy of powerless men

Anger is growing in areas where "corrective rape" and murder of lesbian women is rife, yet government has offered only words to console them.

Deep Read: ‘Corrective’ rape and our naked reality

Woe unto you if you step in the path of a powerless, patriarchal male - he will make you pay for the pain of his emasculation, writes Simphiwe Dana.

End this epidemic of violent abuse

In terms of budget allocations and intent, the government has tried to correct the problems in urban communities but is failing via performance.

HRW report puts gender task team under scrutiny

The efficacy of a task team set up to address the issue of violence against lesbians and transgender men in South Africa has been questioned.

Report finds lesbians live in terror

Human Rights Watch says SA's lesbians and transgender men in townships and rural areas live in constant fear of harassment and "corrective rapes".

Solve rape cases, activists demand

Gay rights activists marched to the KwaThema police station to voice their frustration over the police's "inaction" about solving hate murders.

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