gender based violence

 
​A gender violence robot, seriously?
​A gender violence robot, seriously?
On August 1, thousands of women took part in #TheTotalShutdown march to the Union Buildings. Despite having announced it weeks in advance, the ANC...
Editorial: Strike down rape culture
Editorial: Strike down rape culture
Last Friday, a third-year university student died of suicide at home in Johannesburg. Khensani Maseko had been raped in Makhanda in May.
Punishing rapists isn’t good enough
Punishing rapists isn’t good enough
I got a text from a male friend yesterday. “I apologise for the shit men out there, me included. All men are fucked and I’m disgusted at times...
Manana removed from gender-based violence panel discussion
Manana removed from gender-based violence panel discussion
The organisers of an event aimed at raising funds to oppose gender-based violence confirmed on Thursday that they had removed former ANC MP Mduduzi...
Manyi wins defamation lawsuit against #FeesMustFall activist
Manyi wins defamation lawsuit against #FeesMustFall activist
The furore over a fundraising event for gender-based violence with self-confessed women-beater Mduduzi Manana as a keynote speaker has not...
Rhodes SRC calls for academic shutdown in honour of student’s death
Rhodes SRC calls for academic shutdown in honour of student’s death
The student representative council (SRC) at Rhodes University has announced it will protest for an academic shutdown on Monday morning in honour of...
‘This march was long overdue’
‘This march was long overdue’
Yesterday opened a lot of things in my mind. If we stand together as women, a lot of things can change.
Time to speak out about abusers
Time to speak out about abusers
I had an uncle. My cousins and I were warned not to go to his home because he was a known rapist. But he never spent a day in prison. It was common...
Women want action, not words
Women want action, not words
He walked in one Friday evening. He was unhappy about something. He inquired about food. It was still cooking.
Three countries. Three heartbreaks. One week
Three countries. Three heartbreaks. One week
More than once, I have had this feeling that I live on a continent that harbours a deep hatred for those of my gender. And if I was lulled for a...
Police care more about protest action than they do about violence against women
Police care more about protest action than they do about violence against women
Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula held a press conference on August 10 2017, just a day after Women’s Day, to update the public on the case...

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