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Vet all school employees now to stop sexual abuse

How many times should we be outraged before real action is taken to prevent, and not just address, the scourge of sexual abuse in schools?

‘Any trigger can lead to suicide’

For South Sudanese refugees, fleeing war and sexual violence is only the beginning of their struggles, writes Amanda Sperber from northern Uganda. This story was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting

#MeToo in Nigeria

In Nigeria, survivors of sexual violence and workplace sexual harassment know that facts are not enough

The cost of breaking your silence is high

Those who have been violated are called on to solve the problem of gender-based violence

UN backs weakened resolution on sexual violence in conflicts

Washington threatened a veto if the text spoke of reproductive rights

Soaring sexual violence pushes Sierra Leone to face ‘rape culture’

Many attacks go unpunished, and those that are reported often fail to end in indictments or make it through the judicial system, rights groups say

Could this protect hundreds of children from being raped?

Life Orientation 2.0? Why it may be time for a new take on an old subject.

Almost half of Khayelitsha primary school learners have experienced sexual violence

The youngest children are the ones most at risk — and less likely to report it.

Why rape counselling needs to hit the road and other ways to make services better

When people can't get to healthcare, healthcare needs get to them.

The other side of #MeToo

Women and others are coming forward to say #MeToo. Men in general are silent, knowing they, too, could rightly be the next accused.

Time to speak out about abusers

"I will speak out about abusers in the workplace, whatever the consequences".

#MeToo implies we’re the problem

Breaking the silence on sexual violation is powerful but how we do it is another question

How I was attacked after getting on a taxi

The spotlight is currently on the physical and sexual violence that women experience daily in South Africa.

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.

It’s time to stop treating sexual violence as just coincidental to HIV infections

A national policy on sexual assault has been in draft form for years. Now, the country now has the chance to put survivors of sexual violence first.

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