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Women farm workers demand end to labour abuses

Lack of enforcement of the law has lead to widespread violation of the rights of women farm workers, says NGO

By Vincent Lali - 11 March 2019
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Caster Semenya: Issues the sporting authority has to consider

Whatever the decision, the emotional toll for athletes is high

By Shuaib Manjra - 25 February 2019
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“I want all my rapists to be arrested”

Rape survivor says the police have failed her time and again

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 20 February 2019
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Sexual harassment: Equal Education leader found not guilty

But panel finds General Secretary acted “inappropriately”

By GroundUp Staff - 16 January 2019
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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