sexual violence

 
Women freedom fighters tell of sexual abuse in camps
Women freedom fighters tell of sexual abuse in camps
Female soldiers who experienced sexual assault – or its constant threat – still struggle against the myth of the untouchable men they...
How I was attacked after getting on a taxi
How I was attacked after getting on a taxi
Trigger warning: This article contains an account of rape
[Video]Men, booze and rape: What's the link?
[Video]Men, booze and rape: What's the link?
Studies show that there is a strong link between sexual violence and alcohol abuse. Mia Malan explains.
Women refugees take contraceptives in fear of rape
Women refugees take contraceptives in fear of rape
Women refugees fleeing wars, political instability and poverty are taking contraceptives in the expectation of being raped but are so desperate...
Government rape counselling services saved just weeks from slated closure
Government rape counselling services saved just weeks from slated closure
Counselling services at many of the country’s centres for rape survivors set to scale down or close in a matter of weeks have be given a...
The silent protest shed light on rape but many choose to see it as anti-Zuma
The silent protest shed light on rape but many choose to see it as anti-Zuma
‘I think it’s an exciting moment,” says Sonke Gender Justice’s Dean Peacock of the state of gender activism in South Africa.
We talk about boys and men being raped in conflict zones, but we don't listen enough
We talk about boys and men being raped in conflict zones, but we don't listen enough
COMMENTSexual violence is a tactic of war, used to humiliate, dominate and instil fear. Although the focus has largely been on women and...
Campus rape: Silence isn't going to cut it
Campus rape: Silence isn't going to cut it
COMMENTRape culture, a term coined as recently as the 1970s, survives on our campuses and in other places because, like any other culture, it...
Mozambique launches national plan to end child marriage
Mozambique launches national plan to end child marriage
Mozambique, which has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the...
Women who drink alcohol more at risk of getting HIV
Women who drink alcohol more at risk of getting HIV
South African women drink less alcohol than their male counterparts, but they "bear the brunt" of the consequences of harmful drinking, particularly with regard to their risk of contracting HIV....
[Video]Understanding the prevalence of rape in Diepsloot
[Video]Understanding the prevalence of rape in Diepsloot
The M&G's Mia Malan spent a week in Diepsloot and spoke to rape victims, parents and councillors to understand the high rate of rape in the township.

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