violence against women

 
Stats paint a distorted picture of violence against women
Stats paint a distorted picture of violence against women
The statistics are like an endless pit-toilet of horrifying numbers. One in three women will be sexually attacked. Two in five are beaten by their...
Abuse taints traditional healing
Abuse taints traditional healing
Andiswa Khoza has spoken out against the trainer who raped and abused her two years ago while she was training to become a traditional healer,...
Women harvest fruits of abuse  in rural Western Cape
Women harvest fruits of abuse  in rural Western Cape
Violence against women on farms and in farming towns, usually by their partners, is under-reported. Lester Kiewit talks to people who...
Ignore male victims at society’s peril
Ignore male victims at society’s peril
The rape and murder of University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana has resulted in renewed calls to urgently address violence against...
Activists plan Sandton shutdown in protest of gender-based violence
Activists plan Sandton shutdown in protest of gender-based violence
Gender rights activists will embark on a ‘Shutdown Sandton’ campaign on Friday in an effort to highlight business’s complicity in gender...
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...
The death penalty won’t end gender-based violence
The death penalty won’t end gender-based violence
South Africa is facing a national crisis: horrific incidents of gender-based violence and xenophobia occur in our homes and on the streets, leading...
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...
Listen to the voices of women with disabilities
Listen to the voices of women with disabilities
Why, oh why are we so obsessed with squashing human beings into little boxes? A gender box: male or female. A race box: black or white. An income...
Protests over violence to mark the start of Women's Month
Protests over violence to mark the start of Women's Month
The start of Women's Month in South Africa will be marked by countrywide marches and pickets over violence against women, children and gender...
​What it feels like for a femme
​What it feels like for a femme
In my final year of university, studying history, I attended a public lecture by Yvonne Brown, a Caribbean scholar whose research on slavery,...

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