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We must continue to empower women entrepreneurs to grow Africa

If we increase the number of high-growth, women-founded startups, they can bridge the inclusivity gaps in their respective economies and societies

Witnesses could help get justice for Viwe

After initially overlooking key witnesses in one of the most horrific murder cases in South Africa, the state has brought them in to speak up

Gender violence survivors get crisis fund

The fund is one of the “key actions” identified by the interim committee on gender-based violence and femicide at a recent meeting in Pretoria

Women on the streets of smart cities

Apps like My Safetipin and Safe Pace are making the public sphere safer

Stats paint a distorted picture of violence against women

The beating, assaults and abuse are not something that just happens to women, yet that’s how the stats make it seem.

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

Abuse taints traditional healing

After being raped and abused repeatedly, a sangoma trainee reported her mentor to the police — only to be shunned

Ignore male victims at society’s peril

There is a crisis of violence against women. But men also suffer brutalisation. This contributes to the abuse of women

Can the law compensate for grief ?

How do the courts ensure proper compensation for the loss of Uyinene Mrwetyana and Michael Komape

Activists plan Sandton shutdown in protest of gender-based violence

The march on Friday aims to highlight issues faced by women in corporate South Africa

The death penalty won’t end gender-based violence

Our solutions to the epidemic of men murdering and raping women cannot be grounded in the same hyper-masculine violence they serve to address

Acid attacks: ‘I didn’t have the money to buy justice, but I had brains to go on’

In the wake of acid attacks, victims — often women — can feel hopeless. Now, women around the world are fighting back.

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

​What it feels like for a femme

Don’t mourn for us. Rather protect us while we are still among you.

These women are learning how to kick ass: ‘I need it so that I’m able to survive’

The 1in9 Campaign, i-LEAD and Soul City Institute recently hosted an empowering self defence class for women as part of the #SafeTaxisNow campaign.

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