ARTICLES RELATING TO ABUSE

How other people's drinking affects you

2014-08-07 13:55

Alcoholism is a family disease. But what effect can it have on you to grow up in a household where one or more members have a drinking problem?

When young love hurts

2014-07-17 13:44

For one in three teenagers their first love is an introduction to physical, emotional or sexual abuse.

Is your child too fat?

2014-05-31 11:00

How do you know when your toddler has gone from chubby baby to chunky child? A dietician answers our questions.

Victim’s father shouts at alleged sex abuse teacher in court

2014-05-29 12:27

Guidance counsellor charged with having sex with 14-year-old girl.

How other people's drinking affects you

2014-05-26 11:46

Alcoholism is a family disease. But what effect can it have on you to grow up in a household where one or more members have a drinking problem?

It’s time to stop blaming girls when men have no self-control

2014-05-19 14:49
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From a young age, girls are treated as responsible for what boys and men do, while we expect less from men than we do children.

Depression top cause of illness in adolescents

2014-05-14 13:25

According to the WHO the world has not paid enough attention to the health of adolescents, and depression is the top global cause of illness and disability in this group.

Rolf Harris dubbed 'the octopus'

2014-05-10 05:30

A British court has heard that veteran Australian entertainer Rolf Harris used his status as a television celebrity to sexually assault children.

Little girl helps track down 1000 sexual predators

2014-05-08 15:14

Children as young as 6 years old are being forced to perform sexual acts online.

10 reasons why you can't concentrate

2014-05-07 15:24

Struggling to concentrate? Can’t remember where you put your keys? We look at 10 possible causes for mental fuzziness.

Every kid can learn from this video on child abuse

2014-05-02 11:45

This cartoon teaches your child about the dangers of child abuse.

Domestic violence has serious impact on kids

2014-04-14 16:33

Family violence cuts across all segments of society and has a serious impact on children who witness, hear or see the results of such violence.

This woman might have posted the most shocking no make-up selfie of all

2014-04-01 14:30

Thousands have posted no make-up selfies as part of an awareness campaign, but it is this woman's selfie that stands out among the rest.

Why emotional abuse can be worse than physical

2014-03-31 09:35

Manni Bradshaw shares with us why he thinks words can be more hurtful than sticks and stones.

Why emotional abuse can be worse than physical

2014-03-28 10:10

Manni Bradshaw shares with us why he thinks words can be more hurtful than sticks and stones.

Emotional abuse? Users speak out!

2014-03-25 15:03

Do you ever feel like your partner treats you so badly that it could be some kind of abuse? Well maybe it is. Here are the signs of an emotionally abusive relationship.

Teacher tapes kids’ mouths shut

2014-03-05 09:34

Art teacher tapes the mouths shut of entire class of giggling 10 year olds.

Michael Jackson Estate wants choreographer's abuse allegation dismissed

2014-02-19 19:00

Michael Jackson's Estate has requested Wade Robson's abuse allegation against the late singer be dismissed as he has waited too long to file a creditor's claim.

Did this celeb really mock Nigella Lawson over the abuse she suffered?

2014-02-10 14:59

Trinny Woodall, best known as the Trinny who tells you What Not To Wear, has picked up Nigella’s leftovers and she’s being rotten.

Charlize Theron, are you crazy?

2014-01-28 10:18

Is SA’s most famous actress heading for trouble, asks Carrie Linder.

Obama's brother writes about domestic abuse

2013-12-19 14:09

President Barack Obama's half brother is publishing an autobiography that details the domestic abuse that served as the theme for his earlier semiautobiographical novel.

How to leave your abusive partner

2013-11-29 08:43

You're tired of the abuse and threats. It's time to go. Watch out, as this is the time you are in the most danger.

It's about time we stop gender based violence

2013-11-25 13:46

With 16 Days of Activism on our doorstep a reader says we should start walking the talk to end this pandemic.

Obesity and abuse: is there a link?

2013-11-05 07:29

Women who experienced severe abuse in their childhood are more likely to suffer from food addiction and obesity in adulthood, a new study has found.

Our country is a mess

2013-10-21 09:45

A blogger begs the question: How can we be proudly South African if there are still so many women and children dying by the hands of their abusers?

 

Durban child sex case continues

2014-08-04 05:49

The trial of a Durban doctor accused of running a brothel with young girls is expected to continue in the Durban Regional Court.

House of horrors: Dad wants bail

2014-06-04 11:29

A man accused of kidnapping and assaulting his wife and five children has applied for bail in the Springs Magistrate's Court.

Victim’s dad shouts at alleged sex abuse teacher in court

2014-05-29 12:27

Guidance counsellor charged with having sex with 14-year-old girl.

Air rage

2014-05-28 13:39

Every so often, we hear of disorderly conduct on passenger planes. What is it about air travel that makes passengers snap?

It’s time to stop blaming girls when men have no self-control

2014-05-20 11:15

From a young age, girls are treated as responsible for what boys and men do, while we expect less from men than we do children.

Women under siege (graphic content)

2014-05-15 15:30

Women Under Siege have published testimonies from survivors to show the world what the truth behind political conflict looks like. We’ve listed a few.

Women under siege (Warning: graphic content)

2014-05-14 13:14

Women Under Siege have published testimonies from survivors to show the world what the truth behind political conflict looks like. We’ve listed a few.

Little girl helps track down 1000 sexual predators

2014-05-09 12:08

Children as young as 6 years old are forced to perform sex acts online.

Could you have adult ADHD?

2014-05-07 15:24

Adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is one of the most misdiagnosed disorders. Could adult ADHD be at the root of your problems?

Lose the booze blues

2014-05-07 15:23

Drinking is often a social activity and often the pressure is on to drink with others.

Every kid can learn from this video on child abuse

2014-04-23 12:18

Watch this cartoon designed to teach your child about the dangers of child abuse.

Student accuses UCT rugby player of assault

2014-04-10 12:57

A student of NWU has made a plea to Carte Blanche because she claims she was physically assaulted by a UCT rugby player.

This woman might have posted the most shocking no make-up selfie of all

2014-03-31 13:35

Thousands have posted no make-up selfies as part of an awareness campaign, but it is this woman's selfie that stands out among the rest.

This woman might have posted the most shocking no make-up selfie of all

2014-03-28 16:00

Thousands have posted no make-up selfies as part of an awareness campaign, but it is this woman's selfie that stands out among the rest.

What do Reeva's messages mean?

2014-03-26 05:00

The ongoing Oscar Pistorius trial has brought to light underlying signs of emotional conflict between him and Reeva Steenkamp. Was this a normal part of being in love or a glimpse into a darker side of their relationship?

Teacher tapes kids’ mouths shut

2014-03-07 10:55

Teacher tapes the mouths of entire class of giggling 10 year olds.

10 signs of an abusive relationship

2014-02-24 11:30

All couples have occasional disagreements about spending habits, in-laws, children, chores – the list can continue. But when is a relationship abusive? Here are the signs.

Did this celeb really mock Nigella Lawson over the abuse she suffered?

2014-02-11 12:30

Trinny Woodall, best known as the Trinny who tells you What Not To Wear, has picked up Nigella’s leftovers and she’s being rotten.

Charlize Theron, are you crazy?

2014-01-31 10:15

Is SA’s most famous actress heading for trouble?

Therapy that confronts trauma of sexual abuse helped teen girls with PTSD

2013-12-30 14:55

Therapy that confronts trauma of sexual abuse worked better than standard supportive counselling and was deemed safe for younger patients and has helped teen girls with PTSD

Are we failing the women in SA?

2013-12-02 10:43

2013's national crime stats reflect silence and failure towards women abuse.

It's about time we stop gender based violence

2013-11-26 15:00

With 16 Days of Activism on our doorstep a reader says we should start walking the talk to end this pandemic.

Obesity and abuse: is there a link?

2013-11-06 05:00

Women who experienced severe abuse in their childhood are more likely to suffer from food addiction and obesity in adulthood, a new study has found.

Obesity and abuse: is there a link?

2013-11-04 12:40

Women who experienced severe abuse in their childhood are more likely to suffer from food addiction and obesity in adulthood, a new study has found.

Our country is a mess

2013-10-18 16:00

A blogger begs the question: How can we be proudly South African if there are still so many women and children dying by the hands of their abusers?

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