Student grants for virgins criticised

2016-01-24 18:00

Women's rights activists have criticised a municipality for a scholarship programme that funds studies for young women if they can prove they are virgins.

Battle lines drawn as mineworker lawsuit begins

2015-10-12 19:14

In what has been dubbed a David versus Goliath class action lawsuit, mineworkers who contracted a terminal illness while working underground, have begun their court battle against 32 mining giants.

NGOs apply to intervene in possible gold mine class action suit

2015-08-20 22:31

The High Court in Johannesburg is to hear an application by the Treatment Action Campaign and Sonke Gender Justice for them to intervene as amicus curiae (friends of the court) in a possible class action suit against South African gold mines.

Group welcomes kidnapping conviction

2014-02-14 10:34

The Sonke Gender Justice group has welcomed the first conviction linked to ukuthwala, which involves the kidnapping and rape of young women, in the Western Cape.

Playboy SA under fire for anti-rape cover

2013-03-06 09:51

Gender-based organisations have criticised Playboy SA for their provocative cover to promote their new anti-rape campaign, saying it strips women of their dignity.

Call for a minute's silence in Parliament

2013-02-14 14:58

Non-governmental bodies have urged President Jacob Zuma to observe a minute of silence for victims of rape and other forms of violence before his State of the Nation address.

Don’t project your prejudice onto AfriForum

2011-10-03 08:15

Dear Adriaan, Your open letter to me reveals that your criticism against AfriForum is not really based on what the civil rights organisation does or says, but rather on what AfriForum is.

Groups lodge objection to Mogoeng

2011-08-26 13:09

A number of civil rights groups reportedly plan to object to the nomination of Mogoeng Mogoeng as chief justice based on previous controversial judgments relating to violence against women.

Malema: I'm very sorry about remarks

2011-06-23 08:39

Julius Malema has apologised to "all women", particularly President Jacob Zuma's rape accuser for his sexist remarks, it has been reported.

Malema back in High Court

2011-02-07 17:37

ANC Youth League president Julius Malema will try to reinstate an appeal in the South Gauteng High Court against a hate speech finding on his "nice time" rape remark.


Disappointment at decision to release Oscar

2015-10-15 21:02

It is disappointing that Oscar Pistorius is being released from jail, but he will hopefully have become a better man, three women's rights organisations have said.

Court to hear application by NGOs to intervene in potential gold mine class action

2015-08-24 05:32

The High Court in Johannesburg will hear an application by TAC and Sonke Gender Justice for them to intervene as friends of the court in a possible class action suit against gold mines.

NGO: Men are literally getting away with murder

2015-05-01 12:38

Violence against SA women remains a problem because of power imbalances and the perception that there will be no consequences for criminal behaviour, Sonke Gender Justice says.

Cosatu must 'redact rape accuser's name'

2013-07-30 19:04

Cosatu should not have released the name of the woman who accused General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi of rape, the Sonke Gender Justice Network says.

Cosatu: Sexual violence in SA worrying

2013-02-14 14:58

The brutality and violent nature of sexual assaults across the country is a matter of serious concern, Cosatu says.

Gang rape accused are 'good boys'

2012-04-20 14:23

Friends and relatives of seven young men accused of gang raping a teenage girl cannot believe that their "kind-hearted" boys have been accused of the horrendous crime.

'Red lights flashing' over Mogoeng

2011-09-05 09:28

The Sonke Gender Justice Network says it is concerned that Judge Mogoeng Mogoeng is in line to be the next chief justice, adding it "does not bode well for women".

Malema pays R50 000 fine for rape remark

2011-08-08 20:06

ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema has paid a R50 000 fine for his "nice time" remark about a woman who claimed she had been raped by President Jacob Zuma.

Malema lawyers want appeal reinstated

2011-02-08 21:39

Julius Malema's legal team has applied to reinstate an appeal in the South Gauteng High Court against a hate speech finding on his "nice time" rape remark.

Group to apply for order against Malema

2011-01-19 19:15

The Sonke Gender Justice Network intends applying for a court order against ANC Youth League president Julius Malema relating to the hate speech ruling against him.

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