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Behind SA’s brutality
Behind SA’s brutality
Contemporary South African society has been constructed on the idea of difference. Race and gender differences are intrinsically tied to our...
Rape survivor a guide to children
Rape survivor a guide to children
Debi Steven was raped twice before she turned 11. Talking to the Mail & Guardian, she says: “Both times I was raped, it was by white men...
Stats paint a distorted picture of violence against women
Stats paint a distorted picture of violence against women
The statistics are like an endless pit-toilet of horrifying numbers. One in three women will be sexually attacked. Two in five are beaten by their...
Creating poetry out of violence
Creating poetry out of violence
A smiling Maneo Mohale, wearing a flowing black dress and oversized bomber jacket, is the epitome of cool as they crosses the street towards the...
Abuse taints traditional healing
Abuse taints traditional healing
Andiswa Khoza has spoken out against the trainer who raped and abused her two years ago while she was training to become a traditional healer,...
Women harvest fruits of abuse  in rural Western Cape
Women harvest fruits of abuse  in rural Western Cape
Violence against women on farms and in farming towns, usually by their partners, is under-reported. Lester Kiewit talks to people who...
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.
Can the law compensate for grief ?
Can the law compensate for grief ?
In a country where the Constitution aspires to equality and dignity for all, how do the courts ensure proper compensation for the loss...
The death penalty won’t end gender-based violence
The death penalty won’t end gender-based violence
South Africa is facing a national crisis: horrific incidents of gender-based violence and xenophobia occur in our homes and on the streets, leading...
A safe haven in a sea of sexual violence
A safe haven in a sea of sexual violence
The darkness that has befallen us is affecting the emotional state and wellbeing of people and the country. We are at war with ourselves; a woman...
Swedish prosecutors interview new witnesses in Assange rape case
Swedish prosecutors interview new witnesses in Assange rape case
Swedish prosecutors have interviewed two new witnesses over a 2010 rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the prosecution...
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