violence against women

 
​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,...
These women are learning how to kick ass: 'I need it so that I’m able to survive'
These women are learning how to kick ass: 'I need it so that I’m able to survive'
On Sunday, the 1in9 Campaign, i-LEAD and Soul City Institute hosted an empowering self defence class for women as part of the #SafeTaxisNow campaign....
​From love to death: Home front is girls and women’s war front
​From love to death: Home front is girls and women’s war front
GENDERAcross the world tens of thousands of women and girls are being loved to death.
About the Abafazi cover: Cut-cut, kill-kill, stab-stab: a South African love story
About the Abafazi cover: Cut-cut, kill-kill, stab-stab: a South African love story
I am angry about a lot of things. Mostly pertaining to existing on this planet as a womxn. My anger takes many forms, usually in online tirades,...
​Murder is SA’s hidden civil war, even more silent is the violent fight against women
​Murder is SA’s hidden civil war, even more silent is the violent fight against women
In their recent book, A Manifesto for Social Change: How to Save South Africa, Moeletsi Mbeki and his niece Nobantu Mbeki argue that, with...
India shamed again by another brutal rape and murder
India shamed again by another brutal rape and murder
The brutal rape and murder of a 30-year-old Dalit law student on April 28 in south India’s Perumbavoor municipality in Kerala has sent shock waves...
Femicides rock Mexican tourist haven
Femicides rock Mexican tourist haven
Quintana Roo is Mexico’s sunshine state, a booming tourists’ playground that draws record numbers of holidaymakers to its golden beaches, coral...
Madam is cross with Rihanna
Madam is cross with Rihanna
There are many horrifyingly poignant scenes in the film 12 Years a Slave, but among those that have stayed with me most resonantly is the...
Fear of the feminine recurs
Fear of the feminine recurs
Last year Nigeria and Uganda passed laws with draconian penalties for people engaged in same-sex relationships and their allies – the...
Say what? Presidency celebrates 16 years of 'raising gender-based violence'
Say what? Presidency celebrates 16 years of 'raising gender-based violence'
A curious press statement was sent out by the South African presidency yesterday. It announced the usual launch of South Africa’s "16 Days of...
Tanzania: Marriages of convenience
Tanzania: Marriages of convenience
It is 12.30pm and an older woman emerges from her tiny mud house. A younger woman is making some porridge outside.