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‘Athlete A’ exposes the ‘cruelty’ of the elite gymnastics machine

The Netflix documentary explores the system that created the conditions for decades of abuse

Editorial: Dropping celebs isn’t enough

There are not often consequences for men who are reported to have sexually abused women. But maybe, just maybe things are changing for the better.

Weinstein convicted of sex assault, rape in ‘new era’ for #MeToo

The 67-year-old was remanded in New York's notorious Rikers Island jail after the jury of seven men and five women found the once powerful Hollywood producer guilty of criminal sexual acts

Inside Uganda’s controversial ‘pregnancy crisis centres’, where contraception is discouraged

Undercover investigation shows that controversial US-linked centres are defying government policy and providing inaccurate medical information

Men, get over the ‘monsters’ myth

They’re ordinary people and need to hold each other accountable for their actions so that all genders can feel safe

UN suspends ties with Caritas in CAR over sex abuse probe

Caritas has been operating in the strife-torn country since 1991, mainly coordinating programmes to protect children and assist displaced people

EDITORIAL: No defence for sexual abuse

As protestors pointed out earlier this year in countrywide demonstrations, GBV is an epidemic that needs to be addressed with great haste

Gender violence survivors get crisis fund

The fund is one of the “key actions” identified by the interim committee on gender-based violence and femicide at a recent meeting in Pretoria

Abuse taints traditional healing

After being raped and abused repeatedly, a sangoma trainee reported her mentor to the police — only to be shunned

Feminism 101: Pussies are not for grabbing

It’s been 30 years since I found my voice – now ‘nasty’ women around the world are fighting back

Violence erodes democracy and rights

We must create cultures and norms in all spheres of society that condemn gendered attacks

The chain between words and violence

Boys should be taught how to speak to and about women, because language  informs mindsets

Justice reconsidered for victims of sexual assault

With one in five men admitting to assisting in sexual assault, it is vital that those who abet perpetrators be deemed liable

Australia’s Cardinal Pell loses child sex abuse appeal

Pell had been trying to overturn the verdicts and six-year sentence for sexually assaulting two 13-year-old choirboys in the 1990s

Father hopes for justice as Cardinal Pell waits on appeal verdict

The former Vatican number three, is appealing against his conviction on five counts of sexually abusing two 13-year-old choirboys in the 1990s

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