Latest articles on Gender Based Violence

The pandemic’s effect is gendered

Although two thirds of job losses were experienced by women, two thirds of the recipients of the R350 Covid-19 grant were men

New education policy on gender violence released

Universities and other higher education institutions have to develop ways of preventing or dealing with rape and other damaging behaviour

Crime stats mark a bitter start to Women’s Month

We must celebrate women’s achievements this month while agitating for structural change, argues Luke Waltham

Hopefield: Brutal police vs brutalised citizens

The small town’s residents, who say they’ve been terrorised by rogue police officers for years, were unsurprised when Reginald Linnerd was found beaten to death in a holding cell

Using codewords to protect against domestic violence

A Cape Town women’s group is using coded text messages to help victims of gender-based violence and abuse get out of harm’s way

Covid-19 lockdown: How are women in higher education coping with work at home?

The fact that women, even under normal circumstances, multitask as teachers, cooks, cleaners and more has been rendered even more vivid by the lockdown

Social workers are an untapped resource to address the psychosocial effects of Covid-19

What the government seems to have missed is that we are facing not just a medical crisis, but a psychosocial predicament that may have far-reaching consequences

SABC sued over ‘bad’ clip of Ramaphosa

A senior employee at the public broadcaster wants compensation for claims of ‘sabotage’

How to refresh SA’s jaded democracy

We should look to the Philippines, where barangays, or neighbourhood governments, help to empower communities

We must continue to empower women entrepreneurs to grow Africa

If we increase the number of high-growth, women-founded startups, they can bridge the inclusivity gaps in their respective economies and societies

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

What the Harvey Weinstein case can teach us about a complainant-centred process

The verdict highlights a number of critical issues required to build systems, processes and advocacy when it comes to working in the space of gender-based violence

Gender-based violence is a barrier to achieving development agenda

Modern development strategies often recognise the pivotal importance of enabling women to fulfill their potential and contribute effectively to their economies. Yet they fail to recognise the need for concerted action to protect women from violence

Use the workplace to stop socially embedded violence

The judicial system alone and appealing to miscreants has not stopped attacks on women

Death penalty won’t stop sexual violence

It will take the end of patriarchy and an efficient justice system to jail more offenders

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