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The hotline trying to stop men murdering their wives

2017-07-22 15:21

A hotline in the US is trying to tackle the high rate of domestic violence against nurses in the Nigerian diaspora.

#NotInMyName march against gender violence planned in Soweto

2017-05-26 06:00

People are expected to gather to participate in the #NotInMyName march against gender violence at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto Campus to Regina Mundi Church.

Shabangu must retract callous 'Karabo was weak' remarks - DA

2017-05-24 11:33

The DA has called on Minister of Women in the Presidency Susan Shabangu to retract her remarks that murdered Karabo Mokoena was 'weak'.

'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.

 

'Snip, snip' - protesters chant in support of 'cutting' rapists

2017-06-05 14:00

More than 200 people led by Cosatu have marched in Cape Town to demand an end to violence against women and children.

Twitter defends Shabangu's 'Karabo was weak' claims

2017-05-24 13:32

Some Twitter users have defended claims by Minister of Women in the Presidency Susan Shabangu that abuse and murder victim Karabo Mokoena was "weak".

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.

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