GENDER

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Study shows targeted interventions can reduce gender violence

Results from a programme run in urban informal settlements in eThekwini look promising

By Elsabé Brits - 30 October 2019
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Family in Brakpan terrorised for laying rape charges

“They always break the door and enter with guns, pangas, golf clubs and sticks. They beat us”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 28 October 2019
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Thousands march in Gugulethu against gender-based violence

“Until we fix ourselves as men, then nothing will come right”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 24 October 2019
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“When we hear our neighbours screaming, we have an obligation”

Forum hears recommendations to fight gender-based violence

By Aisha Abdool Karim and Madison Yauger - 23 October 2019
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Customer assaults pregnant Shoprite cashier

Video footage shows man hitting eight-months-pregnant Zimkhitha Xhalabile

By Velani Ludidi - 2 October 2019
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Constitutional Court to rule on “common purpose” in rape cases

Can an accused be convicted of rape for being part of a group with a common intent to rape?

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 26 September 2019
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The village where women can’t afford to report rape

Nearest police station is 120 kilometres away

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 23 September 2019
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Women from shelters picket as Ramaphosa speaks

Movement calls for more funding for shelters for survivors of abuse

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 18 September 2019
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Silent march against violence at the University of Johannesburg

Marchers demand better security for students

By Gaby Ndongo - 17 September 2019
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“God take their penises away”

Kraaifontein women march in protest against violence against women

By Vincent Lali - 16 September 2019
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Firefighters paint their faces black and blue

PE firefighters join the move against violence against women

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 10 September 2019
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I can’t even let someone hold my kids on their lap, says rape survivor

Mother tells of successive rapes when she was a child

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 9 September 2019
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Transgender activists parade in Uitenhage

“It is very difficult to be who we are”

By Joseph Chirume - 5 September 2019
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Uitenhage taxi drivers join protests against crimes against women

“Not in our taxi rank, not in our taxis, not in our homes, and not in our names”

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 4 September 2019
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Incarcerated women tell NGO they are desperate for help

Conditions for women in prisons neglected during Women’s Month, says health and human rights organisation

By Unathi Mahlati and Prince Nare - 30 August 2019
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Farmworkers want 67 pesticides banned

NGO says the pesticides are already banned in the European Union

By Ashraf Hendricks - 29 August 2019