According to the police, 53 900 South Africans have reported being victims of a sexual offences in 2022 and 2023
More than 300 000 men have learnt how to be good men, fathers, mentors, and role models through Father A Nation’s programmes
The French Embassy and Food & Trees for Africa have helped GBV survivors establish a food garden in the North west Province
So far, the government has merely passed the buck and failed dismally to create any coordinated response to the issue.
‘A Letter To My Perpetrator’ is more than a testimonial by survivors of GBV. It asks questions about healing through forgiveness of the perpetrator and oneself
South Africa has one of the highest rape statistics in the world, even higher than some countries at war
The spectre of the July 2021 riots looms large over the events in Gauteng of the last few days, and, as always, xenophobia is disgruntled South Africa’s faithful companion
A new report, with the input of survivors of GBV and business executives, suggests the private sector is crucial to combat the crime
Elisa Iannacone, herself a rape survivor, gives other survivors the power to present their stories through her photographic exhibition
An investigation by the auditor general into the defence department’s records found that a lack of accountability and consequence management is rife
She was not your property: Agnes Tirop was on track for global superstardom, before her race was brutally cut short.
Nonprofit organisations that provide trauma counselling and shelter to survivors of rape and violence have had to shut their doors
Human Rights Watch says large-scale efforts and resources are needed to prevent even worse gender-based violence statistics
Women and girls continue to fight for their human rights and wellbeing, generations after they were recognised
The relations of social domination are reproduced in our habitual ways of talking
‘Big’ days in sport — or even just weekends — almost always spell an increase in trauma and gender violence. One doctor remembers a day she had to put her compassion aside
Measures such as better street lighting, training the police and enforcing gun control can effect real change
Funded by the private sector, the government will be able to ‘scale up’ initiatives against this second pandemic
Too many laws and customs in too many African countries still treat women as minors
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
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.
In a world defined by gendered violence, what can we do differently?
Although two thirds of job losses were experienced by women, two thirds of the recipients of the R350 Covid-19 grant were men
What chance do we have of tackling the deeper psychological and societal problems that drive violence against women if we cannot even do the basics?
We must celebrate women’s achievements this month while agitating for structural change, argues Luke Waltham
The world has a chance to improve the lives of women, especially those living in Africa
In his Sona response, the president apologised for the weaponising of gender-based violence, saying the attack on the red beret leader was “uncalled for”