Naledi, Soweto: Where 'someone's crying sounds like laughter'

2017-05-22 07:44

For the women who spend their days and nights in Naledi, the news of the recent deaths of four women has only intensified their fear.

Police captain opens her heart and home to domestic violence victim

2017-05-19 08:08

A police officer in Port Elizabeth recently went above and beyond the call of duty when a woman had contacted her after being assaulted by her live-in partner.

‘I’m afraid to go out’

2017-02-22 10:30

Instead of arresting the man who had beaten up his former partner once again, police jailed the woman after she threw a shoe at him in self defence.

Man accused of killing girlfriend to remain in custody

2016-12-23 14:46

A Durban man accused of murdering his girlfriend will be kept in police custody for now, authorities have said.

Doctor sought after student found dead

2016-10-08 13:17

A University of Venda student has been found stabbed to death at the house of her boyfriend, a medical doctor, Limpopo police say.

Police give advice to abuse victims

2016-03-22 10:13

With domestic violence increasing, according to local police, comprehensive guidelines have been issued on steps an abused victim should take in terms of the law.

WATCH: Pregnant woman beaten by husband over 'cash theft'

2016-02-04 13:30

A pregnant Kenyan woman has been badly beaten by her husband for allegedly stealing money he claimed to have left in their matrimonial home, according to reports.

Bail given despite ‘inhumane’ acid attack

2015-11-19 10:42

Despite describing the acid attack that killed Lifeline staffer Thulile ­Phungula as “inhumane”, a magistrate found no grounds to refuse bail for the man charged with her murder.

Domestic abuse: what users say

2013-06-24 12:07

Domestic violence can happen anywhere to anyone. Here’s what our users have to say.

6 tactics used to control women

2012-06-07 00:00

Emotionally abusive relationships can destroy your self-esteem, lead to depression, and give you a sense of helplessness. Recognising that your situation is abusive is the first step to being free.


'You have left a huge hole in my heart' - Karabo's sister says goodbye

2017-05-19 14:04

In a touching tribute to her little sister, an inconsolable Bontle Mokoena wept while she read out a heart-wrenching letter at the funeral of Karabo Mokoena in the Diepkloof Hall in Soweto.

Karabo wanted to leave 'God fearing man'

2017-05-14 10:28

Murdered 22-year-old Karabo Mokoena had tried desperately to escape her alleged abusive relationship.

Russians protest softer penalties for domestic abuse

2017-02-13 06:24

Dozens of Russian activists have braved a snow storm to protest against a law signed by the president that has softened penalties for those who commit domestic violence.

Religious leaders pray for new Public Protector Mkhwebane

2016-12-01 15:44

A group of pastors have prayed for new Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane at the start of an awareness campaign by her office on the importance of preventing violence against women and children.

Florida Supreme Court reprimands judge who jailed abuse victim

2016-08-31 16:33

The Florida Supreme Court has publicly reprimanded a judge who jailed a domestic violence victim for not showing up to testify against her alleged abuser.

KZN shelter opens in memory of Norwegian blast victim

2016-03-21 12:29

A Norwegian family has found the perfect way to pay tribute to their daughter, who studied in KwaZulu-Natal and was later killed in a bomb in Oslo in 2012.

Woman punched as she intervenes in domestic abuse on busy road

2015-11-24 16:18

A Pretoria woman is offering a R5 000 reward after she was punched in the face when she intervened in an incident of domestic abuse on the side of a busy road in Faerie Glen.

I am a survivor

2013-06-24 14:59

Her stepfather hunted down her mother and shot her five times, leaving her orphaned at 15. But that's not the end of this Health24 reader's story.

1 in 3 women worldwide abused

2013-06-21 07:30

The first major global review of violence against women finds that physical and sexual abuse against women by their partners is still a very big problem, with rates highest in Africa.

The different types of domestic violence

2010-12-07 00:00

This article explains the different types of domestic violence and steps on how to get out.

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