7 ways to support the 16 Days of Activism campaign

2015-11-25 13:12

How you can back the campaign against gender-based violence.

From a life on the streets to the streets of Milan

2015-11-11 15:13

Meeting your mother for the first time sounds like the reunion of a lifetime. But when Nomawethu's mother showed up unannounced, her life became like a horror film.

School faces abuse claim

2015-09-21 08:54

A SERIES of serious allegations made by a special needs teacher against a northern KZN school have been rubbished by the KZN Department of Education.

Abuse of mentally ill patient: SAHRC must act

2015-06-11 21:15

The SA Human Rights Commission has been called on to get involved in the alleged assault of a mentally ill teen by a doctor at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.

Campaign says "no!" to child abuse with new Rape Crisis Center

2015-04-20 15:06

"Blow the Whistle" campaign successfully raises funds for a rape crisis center aimed at children.

WHO official accused of human trafficking, slavery

2015-04-03 10:16

A World Health Organisation representative in Thailand is being accused of keeping his Ethiopian maid in slave-like conditions.

Teenager wants her father's children

2015-01-27 12:26

An 18-year-old girl and her estranged father have been dating for two years – they now plan to have kids and marry.

UN not convinced of Sudan's 'no rape' claims

2014-12-05 12:31

After recent mass rape allegations Sudan says no rapes occurred in Darfur, but the UN wants further inquiry into the matter.

Allegations of abuse in Western Cape old age home

2014-11-04 14:15

The Department of Social Development is investigating an old age home in the Western Cape because of allegations of elder abuse.

My story: why I stayed and why I left

2014-09-25 10:12

One of our readers, a survivor of emotional abuse, responds to Laura Shourtridge's article about domestic abuse.


Boy turns mother in for drunk driving

2015-11-14 09:17

A young Canadian boy called police to alert them that his mother was driving under the influence.

Should you expose abuse on social media?

2015-10-14 13:20

Social media seems to become a platform for mob justice, but is it the best place to deal with abuse? Jennifer Thorpe thinks not.

Probe into alleged assault of mentally ill teen at Bara Hospital

2015-06-15 09:32

The Gauteng Department of Health says it will consult the mentally ill patient who was allegedly beaten unconscious by a doctor at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.

Good relationships counter depression in abuse survivors

2015-05-06 14:19

According to a study, survivors of childhood abuse are less likely to experience depression when they are in a stable, satisfying relationship as adults.

AP investigation prompts emergency rescue of 300+ slaves

2015-04-04 10:35

Freedom: More than 300 enslaved Asian fishermen rescued from island after AP investigation

When children abuse each other

2015-04-02 12:26

Do minors really know what abuse is, or are they unknowingly contributing to the problem?

Long working hours linked to alcohol abuse risk

2015-01-14 13:08

A new study finds a link between long hours on the job and excess alcohol consumption.

Alcohol and drugs are the main causes of partner abuse in SA

2014-12-04 12:12

Alcohol and drugs are perceived to be the leading cause of partner abuse in South Africa, according to the latest 'Peace Maker Barometer' survey.

Gay couples may have more domestic violence

2014-09-25 10:55

Domestic violence may be more common among same-sex couples, possibly resulting from the added stress of being a sexual minority.

The F word and the need to reclaim it

2014-09-22 13:20

We need to face the issue of sexism in order to win the war against gender violence.

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