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Women are entitled to own land

Too many laws and customs in too many African countries still treat women as minors

New laws could prove to be a win for women’s rights activists

Three amendment Bills recently submitted to Parliament have the potential to change the legal landscape for sex offenders, especially the proposed duty to report and act on incidents of gender based violence

Editorial: We must treat GBV as a pandemic

It has been easier to get someone arrested for breaking lockdown regulations than to get the authorities to respond to calls from women who are being beaten to death

Safeguarding women’s rights during the Covid-19 shutdown

Women will be disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic, particularly considering their contribution as caregivers, in both professional and domestic settings

Viwe Dalingozi burned to death.  Will she get justice?

In the first part of a series, the Mail & Guardian tells the story of her violent death, a botched investigation and her family’s quest for justice

All Blacks coach winds back on domestic violence comments

Steve Hansen moves to clarify comments he made, downplaying the role of gender in domestic violence

Violence raises the urgent need for more health services

South Africa has one of the highest rates of violence inflicted on women and girls in the world

Justice fails when too much is at stake

A large number of cases related to domestic violence are being withdrawn. Prosecutors explain why.

The horror of abuse taking place in SA’s bedrooms

Babes Wodumo’s beating is public knowledge but  thousands more suffer the same fate. Five women tell their stories

Mampintsha out on R2000 bail, threatens to lay charges against Babes Wodumo

After his arrest on Tuesday, Mampintsha has been released on bail and is threatening to lay charges against Bongekile Simelane, aka Babes Wodumo.

Customary wives in fight against marital abuse

Depending on the resources they have access to, women can call family meetings to shame their husbands or use the full weight of statutory law

Myths shroud queer abuse

The idea that violence is heterosexually defined silences same-sex victims

PowerFM boss Given Mkhari, wife assault matters withdrawn – NPA

​Court matters against PowerFM boss Given Mkhari and his wife Ipeleng were withdrawn in the Randburg magistrate's court on Friday

Youth is not an excuse

XXXTentacion’s death shows that society is still not primed to listen to the victims of abuse

Here’s how the police strategy to curb violent crime could work

To significantly reduce violence and harm in South Africa, the police should expand the strategy in three ways

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