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Female cops sent for rape counselling

Brigadier Sifiso Cele denies the rape allegations, saying that they are part of a smear campaign and that criminal charges should have been opened if the accusations were true

Speaking out against D’banj

After accusing the Afrobeats superstar of rape, Seyitan Babatayo was arrested

Some black lives matter, others don’t

We condemn the killing of a black Americans, yet women, African foreigners and queer people are regularly abused and killed in SA

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.

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

Editorial: Families of victims need more

It’s not up to us to feel offended when a politician visits the family of a victim of crime. These victims,...

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

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

Death penalty won’t stop sexual violence

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

What women want: Men to listen and speak out against violence

"Women do not have the power to stop rape. We cannot simply break our silence or act in certain ways to effect change."

Rape survivor a guide to children

Nonprofit organisation Action Breaks Silence educates children about sexual violence, self-love, empowerment, boundaries and expressing emotions.

Creating poetry out of violence

Maneo Mohale speaks about the silence around queer sexual abuse and how she creates beauty

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

The chain between words and violence

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

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

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