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Platitudes and short-term plans
Platitudes and short-term plans
Slogans, speeches, tweets, marches and summits. Government has done a lot to be seen to be doing something about the assault on women.But a woman...
Violence erodes democracy and rights
Violence erodes democracy and rights
The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation condemns the rape and murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana as a deplorable act. In accordance with our values...
The chain between words and violence
The chain between words and violence
There has been a justified outpouring of national anger and fury over the past few weeks in response to the ongoing war on the bodies of girls and...
Feminism 101: Pussies are not for grabbing
Feminism 101: Pussies are not for grabbing
I was about nine years old when I first experienced pussy grabbing. I was feeling unwell, had been vomiting and, with a high fever, was feeling...
Protesters outside Parliament demand action on femicide, not just words
Protesters outside Parliament demand action on femicide, not just words
Ongoing protests against femicide and gender-based violence have forced President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government to relook laws on how convicted...
Justice reconsidered for victims of sexual assault
Justice reconsidered for victims of sexual assault
Late one Sunday evening, Julia* was sleeping in her bed when suddenly she was woken by screams of “Police! Police!” outside. She heard a knock...
Australia's Cardinal Pell loses child sex abuse appeal
Australia's Cardinal Pell loses child sex abuse appeal
Disgraced Cardinal George Pell lost his appeal against child sex abuse convictions Wednesday, prompting relief from those who fought to bring one...
Father hopes for justice as Cardinal Pell waits on appeal verdict
Father hopes for justice as Cardinal Pell waits on appeal verdict
The father of one of the victims of jailed Australian Cardinal George Pell said on Monday he hoped "justice would prevail" as a court prepared to...
Sex crimes, evangelism and the collective guilt of American intervention in Africa
Sex crimes, evangelism and the collective guilt of American intervention in Africa
On August 29, the United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the 2015 conviction of Matthew Lane Durham, a 24-year old former missionary...
Despite mounting abuse claims, here’s why Jammeh is unlikely to face justice soon
Despite mounting abuse claims, here’s why Jammeh is unlikely to face justice soon
Two weeks ago, new allegations were added to a litany of human rights abuses that have been levied against the former president of The Gambia,...
Bathabile Dlamini & the case of SA's disappearing rape crisis services
Bathabile Dlamini & the case of SA's disappearing rape crisis services
More than half of the country's Thuthuzela Care Centres (TCCs) are without counselling services or have been forced to rely on one or two social...
Former Vatican No. 3 appeals landmark child sex conviction
Former Vatican No. 3 appeals landmark child sex conviction
The Vatican's former number-three, Cardinal George Pell, will on Wednesday begin his appeal against convictions for "brazen" sex attacks on two...

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