Uyinene Mrwetyana

 
Ramaphosa moves to allay fears of government inaction on gender-based violence
Ramaphosa moves to allay fears of government inaction on gender-based violence
President Cyril Ramaphosa has again moved to assure South Africans that his government is responding to gender-based violence as well as...
Can the law compensate for grief ?
Can the law compensate for grief ?
In a country where the Constitution aspires to equality and dignity for all, how do the courts ensure proper compensation for the loss...
Political parties must clean up their act
Political parties must clean up their act
A serious and pragmatic conversation about femicide and violence against women and children is being held after the murder of University of Cape...
A safe haven in a sea of sexual violence
A safe haven in a sea of sexual violence
The darkness that has befallen us is affecting the emotional state and wellbeing of people and the country. We are at war with ourselves; a woman...
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South Africa’s long-term plan for dealing with gender-based violence requires funding and detailed data to be effective
Declare war on the subjugation of women
Declare war on the subjugation of women
In August 2016 Winnie Madikizela-Mandela made remarks that resonated with black people and reverberated around the country. She said: “Singayi...
Ramaphosa calls for calm amid protests against gender-based violence, promises action
Ramaphosa calls for calm amid protests against gender-based violence, promises action
President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised a large scale restructuring of the criminal justice system to help deal with gender-based violence.
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...
Now is the time of monsters
Now is the time of monsters
Water cannons and stun grenades were used outside of the World Economic Forum Africa (WEFAfrica) meeting in Cape Town this week against womxn...
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...
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...

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