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America’s right is lobbying against South Africa’s sex education syllabus
America’s right is lobbying against South Africa’s sex education syllabus
Conservative “pro-family” advocacy groups with US ties are targeting increasingly inclusive sex education lesson plans...
Witnesses could help get justice for Viwe
Witnesses could help get justice for Viwe
November 5, 2018 was a Monday, and a relatively pleasant spring day in Johannesburg. One November in this city is much like the last: the mercury...
Gender violence survivors get crisis fund
Gender violence survivors get crisis fund
A fund to provide emergency support to survivors of gender-based violence will be established using part of the over R1-billion budget allocated by...
Violence is everyone’s problem; we must all act to stop it
Violence is everyone’s problem; we must all act to stop it
Today, October 2, marks the International Day of Nonviolence. The occasion is intended to share the message of nonviolence through education and...
No headstone for Aviwe – the woman a country forgot
No headstone for Aviwe – the woman a country forgot
Aviwe Wellem’s funeral started at 6am on September 14. The early morning air was pierced by the shrill cries of despair from the village.
Ramaphosa moves to allay fears of government inaction on gender-based violence
Ramaphosa moves to allay fears of government inaction on gender-based violence
President Cyril Ramaphosa has again moved to assure South Africans that his government is responding to gender-based violence as well as...
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In a country where the Constitution aspires to equality and dignity for all, how do the courts ensure proper compensation for the loss of Uyinene...
Viwe Dalingozi burned to death.  Will she get justice?
Viwe Dalingozi burned to death.  Will she get justice?
Her death was brutal — her lover allegedly doused her with petrol and set her alight while she was sleeping in her flat in...
Political parties must clean up their act
Political parties must clean up their act
A serious and pragmatic conversation about femicide and violence against women and children is being held after the murder of University of Cape...
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South Africa’s long-term plan for dealing with gender-based violence requires funding and detailed data to be effective
Declare war on the subjugation of women
Declare war on the subjugation of women
In August 2016 Winnie Madikizela-Mandela made remarks that resonated with black people and reverberated around the country. She said: “Singayi...
The other Goliath trips up but dusts himself off
The other Goliath trips up but dusts himself off
On September 5, I was confronted with a bizarre but poignant example of how the social atmosphere of the country can have a direct impact on...

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