domestic violence

 
A silence that begins at home
A silence that begins at home
I have always thought of myself as a relatively decent person. I don’t litter. I don’t kick puppies. I believe in trying to minimise...
The marriage that went from love to imprisonment
The marriage that went from love to imprisonment
They’d been married for forty years after a whirlwind young romance. It was a forbidden love in defiance of their families and racial...
Of pain(t)ful pasts and parents
Of pain(t)ful pasts and parents
GRACE by Barbara Boswell (Modjaji Books)
Reeva Steenkamp Foundation joins call to get guns out of abusive homes
Reeva Steenkamp Foundation joins call to get guns out of abusive homes
The Reeva Steenkamp Foundation has joined a Women's Month call for victims of domestic violence to have guns in the home...
The hotline trying to stop men murdering their wives
The hotline trying to stop men murdering their wives
It was an ordinary afternoon when Anthonia Iheme left her work at a nursing home in Hennepin County, Minnesota, and got into her car. But as she...
State budget short-changes victims of domestic violence
State budget short-changes victims of domestic violence
The budget speech delivered this week by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan was met with mixed reactions: the Democratic Alliance expressed concern over...
Police on trial for deserting abuse victims
Police on trial for deserting abuse victims
Between rheumatoid arthritis and high blood pressure, 74-year-old Brenda Hedges was effectively paralysed from the waist down. She lay helplessly...
[From our archives] Four frightening facts about child sexual abuse in South Africa
[From our archives] Four frightening facts about child sexual abuse in South Africa
The University of Cape Town released South Africa's first...
SA boys more at risk of sexual abuse than girls – study
SA boys more at risk of sexual abuse than girls – study
Boys in South Africa are more at risk of sexual abuse than girls, according to a 
Childhood in SA is a hard-knock life
Childhood in SA is a hard-knock life
More than one out of three children in South Africa have been physically abused – hit, beaten, kicked – by an adult caregiver. And nearly a...
Mozambique launches national plan to end child marriage
Mozambique launches national plan to end child marriage
Mozambique, which has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the...
Violence-laden South Africa’s burden of disease
Violence-laden South Africa’s burden of disease
They are silent, their stories left untold, and their experiences shrouded in secrecy and shame. Their raping, beating, abuse, mutilation,...

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