GENDER

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Transgender discrimination is worse if you are poor

Hormone therapy and surgery are expensive and out of reach for many transpeople

By Sophia Wilhelm - 26 October 2018
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“They sit here in Parliament and they are the ones who get the money, and we get death”

Western Cape communities march to parliament and provincial government demanding police curb gang violence

By Kim Reynolds and Thembela Ntongana - 3 October 2018
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UNAIDS director and HIV activist in legal battle

SA academic Vuyiseka Dubula threatened with defamation suit

By Tara Osborne - 13 September 2018
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The protection of women’s rights begins with childhood

Men who are abused as boys are more likely to be violent as adults

By Jean Elphick, Letsie Makhoaphe and Catherine Sofianos - 12 September 2018
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Young women must come out and shame their abusers, say activists

March against violence in Duncan Village

By Chris Gilili - 12 September 2018
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Women create refuge for abused people living with disability

“In one house a child was tied to a fridge”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 7 September 2018
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Another rape reported at Fort Hare

University promises to “beef up” security and review policy on sexual harassment

By Chris Gilili - 21 August 2018

Thousands march against gender-based violence across South Africa

“The 24 demands in our memorandum signify 24 years of democracy”

By GroundUp Staff - 1 August 2018
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Women and children may get their own train carriages

#UniteBehind says PRASA board chair has undertaken to introduce chaperoned carriages

By Barbara Maregele - 21 May 2018
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Shelters for abused women battle to find funds

State provides 40% of money. Shelters need to raise the rest from other sources.

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 17 May 2018
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Equal Education general secretary stepped down over allegations of sexual harassment

Civil society organisation appoints independent panel to investigate accusations against Tshepo Motsepe

By Annie Cebulski - 16 May 2018
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First year firefighter rises to the top

Amiena Pillay received the award for Best Seasonal Firefighter from the City of Cape Town

By Eryn Scannell - 4 May 2018
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Raped at 10, assaulted at 15, then harassed in the police station while laying charges

Klapmuts teenager’s grim story

By Barbara Maregele - 10 April 2018
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Mother of raped, disabled child says police have failed them

“She could not identify an accused. The police could therefore not proceed with further investigation” says SAPS

By Thembela Ntongana - 5 April 2018
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Study uncovers brutal policing of sex work

Civil society and the police have begun to work together to stop the abuse

By Ashleigh Furlong - 23 March 2018
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Abortions: women don’t know where to go

Right to terminate pregnancy is limited by poor information

By Bongiwe Gumede - 29 January 2018