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Editorial: Even police stations are unsafe for women

If a man has the temerity to shoot a woman inside a police station, in front of law enforcement officers, then the country has an even bigger GBV problem than it thinks.

Real action on gender-based violence a pipe dream as women die every day

Backlogs, booze, testicular cancer — all factors blamed for the apparent ineptitude or unwillingness to tackle a pandemic that is silently killing women all over the country.

Editorial: Women still want their day

Viwe Dalingozi’s story, like many others, is painful to read and write about. But in court it simply drags on like any other case. As we have written so many times, this cannot be the status quo.

The cyclical politics of help

Black women and trans artists are worthy of support but it should not come with terms and restrictions

The politics of guilt and the violence of the archive

During the lockdown, artists must rethink their place in the system. Now is the chance to advocate and appreciate the human condition of being constantly and chaotically in flux

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

South Africa’s parole system has failed child victims

Justice minister embarks on parole reform after recent murders of two Western Cape children allegedly by parolees

Witnesses could help get justice for Viwe

After initially overlooking key witnesses in one of the most horrific murder cases in South Africa, the state has brought them in to speak up

Violence is everyone’s problem; we must all act to stop it

Follow the principle of ‘do no harm’ and teach youth about their responsibilities and kindness

No headstone for Aviwe – the woman a country forgot

In the Eastern Cape, as a village buries yet another murdered woman, mourners struggle to understand where the freedom has gone

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

Political parties must clean up their act

Their inability to deal internally with sexual and gender-based violence cases ripples over into their jobs as parliamentarians

Declare war on the subjugation of women

Men must foster a new humanity and women must go into combat mode

The other Goliath trips up but dusts himself off

In a country still smouldering from its self-immolation, how does a comedian stick to the ideals of his craft, which demand he speaks his truth

As SA rages, another woman is murdered

Aviwe Wellem was found by two boys on Saturday morning — raped and stabbed to death in her bed

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