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Getting legal support after a sexual assault or rape

2014-12-10 09:31

In a society of rape culture and very little justice for women, there is only one thing that can give us power, and that is knowledge. Here are a few important things to know about your rights.

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.

Bill Cosby: sex predator or not?

2014-12-04 10:30

While there is mounting outcry over the sex scandal surrounding Cosby, he remains silent on the matter.

Lady Gaga admits to being raped as a teen!

2014-12-03 10:28

Lady Gaga has revealed she was raped as a teenager by a music producer and relied on "a lot of mental and physical therapy" to help her to heal.

SA mom uses her positive status to fight against HIV

2014-12-01 17:10

A South African mother with HIV advises other HIV-positive women on how to prevent transmission of the virus that gives Aids to their children.

What to do after sexual assault or rape

2014-11-24 16:07

Chances of a woman being assaulted in SA are ridiculously high, it's a horrific reality and Jen Thrope offers her advice on how to handle the traumatic experience.

Why did a man have to call Bill Cosby a rapist before anyone listened?

2014-11-18 19:00

A comedian joked about the rape allegations against one of TV’s most loved dads and it went viral, causing the entire world to look at him just a little bit differently.

Why did a man have to call Bill Cosby a rapist before anyone listened?

2014-11-17 13:47

A comedian joked about the rape allegations against one of TV’s most loved dads and it went viral, causing the entire world to look at him just a little bit differently.

Are you affected by domestic violence?

2014-09-18 09:53

Bruises and broken bones aren't the only physical warning signs of domestic abuse. Find out more.

Subtle signs of domestic violence

2014-09-17 13:17

Physical warning signs of domestic abuse can be picked up during health care visits to the doctor – things like irritable bowel syndrome and insomnia.

PETITION: 11 year old “willing” rape victim

2014-08-13 15:37

In the face of criminal injustice, especially violence against women, the DPP must appeal.

Mpuma rapist sentenced to 20 years

2014-07-15 22:14

A 25-year-old man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in the Tonga Regional Court for raping a 10-year-old girl.

Child trafficking – debunking common myths about a South African reality

2014-06-03 15:30

Many of us have come across the term 'child trafficking', but do we actually know what it entails?

Marital rape is legal in India

2014-05-21 12:30

In sentencing a case last week an Indian judge has confirmed that there are no laws prohibiting marital rape in India.

Marital rape is legal in India

2014-05-20 10:30

In sentencing a case last week an Indian judge has confirmed that there are no laws prohibiting marital rape in India.

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.

The worldwide war against women (graphic content)

2014-05-15 13:30

Across the world, women are kidnapped, raped, tortured and abused every day, and nothing is being done about it.

The worldwide war against women (graphic content)

2014-05-14 12:12

Across the world, women are kidnapped, raped, tortured and abused every day, and nothing is being done about it.

May I have sex with your wife?

2014-04-13 10:30

Certain traditional customs often clash with human rights and other western principles of civilization, and in some cases this conflict is unsolvable.

Could porn turn your child into a rapist?

2014-04-03 15:59

A teenager raped his little sister after watching pornography on his Xbox.

25 everyday examples of rape culture

2014-03-25 12:01

Chances are, as feminists and other liberal-minded people, most of you have heard the phrase “rape culture" but aren't too sure of its meaning.

But men don’t get raped... right?

2014-03-13 15:02

Dave Luis is a rape survivor who has chosen to speak out as part of Rape Crisis’s “Don’t hide, speak out” campaign.

Rape Crisis rejected David Bullard’s donation

2014-02-17 10:10

If you think Rape Crisis should have accepted David Bullard's token, once off donation, you should read this.

 

Bill Cosby sex claims sparked by a man

2014-12-04 16:25

The sex scandal surrounding Cosby has grabbed people's attention the world over, but only because a rival comedian breathed new life into these claims.

Bill Cosby sex claims sparked by a man

2014-12-04 10:12

The sex scandal surrounding Cosby has grabbed people's attention the world over, but only because a rival comedian breathed new life into these claims.

SA women unsafe due to low conviction rates

2014-12-02 09:21

Why do only 1 in 5 women trust the police? Perhaps because only 4% of reported sexual offences get a conviction.

SA mom uses positive status to fight against HIV

2014-12-01 14:39

A South African mother with HIV advises other HIV-positive women on how to prevent transmission of the virus that gives Aids to their children.

Subtle signs of domestic violence

2014-11-24 15:49

Physical warning signs of domestic abuse can be picked up during health care visits to the doctor – things like irritable bowel syndrome and insomnia.

Elderly man in court for raping 3-year-old

2014-11-17 20:51
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An 80-year-old man accused of raping a three-year-old girl has appeared in the Matsulu Periodical Court, Mpumalanga police say.

Subtle signs of domestic violence

2014-09-18 08:58

Bruises and broken bones aren't the only physical warning signs of domestic abuse. Symptoms such as irritable bowel syndrome, back pain and insomnia are also caused by being in an abusive relationship.

Why I'm an angry feminist now

2014-08-18 10:03

We have made great strides as a society, but the treatment and safety of women is lagging behind.

Annual Silent Protest against rape

2014-07-31 14:50

Once a year, rape survivors and protesters join together in solidarity to fight against the war on women's bodies.

Bishop to appear for rape

2014-07-20 12:58

An Mpumalanga bishop accused of raping his niece is expected to face judgement in the Boschfontein Regional Court.

We need to stop congratulating boys when they’re raped

2014-06-23 12:38

The parents of a 14 year-old boy are angry with him. His crime? He was raped by his 22 year old neighbour.

Child trafficking – debunking common myths about a South African reality

2014-06-02 13:09

Many of us have come across the term 'child trafficking', but do we actually know what it entails?

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.

It is perfectly legal to rape your wife in India

2014-05-20 09:20

In sentencing a case last week an Indian judge has confirmed that there are no laws prohibiting marital rape in India.

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.

‘Angelina Jolie lookalike’ rapes man twice then stabs him six times

2014-04-15 09:35

Yet the press, prosecution and public deny the seriousness of the charges because a man can’t be raped by a beautiful woman.

Traditional wife swapping is rape

2014-04-11 11:51

Certain traditional customs often clash with human rights and other western principles of civilisation, and in some cases this conflict is unsolvable.

25 everyday examples of rape culture

2014-03-26 10:30

Chances are, as feminists and other liberal-minded people, most of you have heard the phrase “rape culture" but aren't too sure of its meaning.

But men don’t get raped... right?

2014-03-14 10:30

Dave Luis is a rape survivor who has chosen to speak out as part of Rape Crisis’s “Don’t hide, speak out” campaign.

Missouri heading for record number of executions

2014-02-26 11:44

Missouri could be heading for a record number of executions in 2014 if a man convicted of abducting, raping and killing a teenager in 1989 is executed.

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