GENDER

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Covid-19 and women: This is what government needs to do

National response needs to be gender sensitive and pro-poor

By Sonia Phalatse - 7 April 2020
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Woman raped in public library organises protest to demand better security

About 50 learners from various high schools protested outside Uitenhage Public Library

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 6 March 2020
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Report finds shocking violence against sex workers

101 female sex workers, some of them transwomen, died in the 2018/19 year. Half of them were murdered, says SWEAT report

By Ashraf Hendricks - 6 March 2020
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Budget Day marked by protests and marches

Issues included unemployment, climate change and gender rights

By Ashraf Hendricks, Tariro Washinyira and Vincent Lali - 26 February 2020
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Murder of lesbian prompts Mpumalanga march against violence

800 people march after Portia Mtsweni killed in Tweefontein

By Nompumelelo Mahlangu - 6 January 2020
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Khayelitsha court doesn’t cater properly for rape survivors, report finds

Rape Crisis demands better conditions at sexual offences court

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 10 December 2019
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No justice for Khayelitsha woman, raped while taking a nap

Activists say they were horrified to see accused walking around the court’s waiting area

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 9 December 2019
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Healthy baby for Shoprite cashier who was assaulted while pregnant

Video of assault shocked SA

By Velani Ludidi - 21 November 2019
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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

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