Men abused as kids more likely to become violent adults - study

2016-11-28 20:17

Men who experienced child abuse are more likely to abuse women, according to a study by the University of the Witwatersrand and Sonke Gender Justice.

Disappointment at decision to release Oscar

2015-10-15 21:02

It is disappointing that Oscar Pistorius is being released from jail, but he will hopefully have become a better man, three women's rights organisations have said.

Court to hear application by NGOs to intervene in potential gold mine class action

2015-08-24 05:32

The High Court in Johannesburg will hear an application by TAC and Sonke Gender Justice for them to intervene as friends of the court in a possible class action suit against gold mines.

NGO: Men are literally getting away with murder

2015-05-01 12:38

Violence against SA women remains a problem because of power imbalances and the perception that there will be no consequences for criminal behaviour, Sonke Gender Justice says.

Cosatu must 'redact rape accuser's name'

2013-07-30 19:04

Cosatu should not have released the name of the woman who accused General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi of rape, the Sonke Gender Justice Network says.

Cosatu: Sexual violence in SA worrying

2013-02-14 14:58

The brutality and violent nature of sexual assaults across the country is a matter of serious concern, Cosatu says.

Gang rape accused are 'good boys'

2012-04-20 14:23

Friends and relatives of seven young men accused of gang raping a teenage girl cannot believe that their "kind-hearted" boys have been accused of the horrendous crime.


Student grants for virgins criticised

2016-01-24 18:00

Women's rights activists have criticised a municipality for a scholarship programme that funds studies for young women if they can prove they are virgins.

Battle lines drawn as mineworker lawsuit begins

2015-10-12 19:14

In what has been dubbed a David versus Goliath class action lawsuit, mineworkers who contracted a terminal illness while working underground, have begun their court battle against 32 mining giants.

NGOs apply to intervene in possible gold mine class action suit

2015-08-20 22:31

The High Court in Johannesburg is to hear an application by the Treatment Action Campaign and Sonke Gender Justice for them to intervene as amicus curiae (friends of the court) in a possible class action suit against South African gold mines.

Group welcomes kidnapping conviction

2014-02-14 10:34

The Sonke Gender Justice group has welcomed the first conviction linked to ukuthwala, which involves the kidnapping and rape of young women, in the Western Cape.

Playboy SA under fire for anti-rape cover

2013-03-06 09:51

Gender-based organisations have criticised Playboy SA for their provocative cover to promote their new anti-rape campaign, saying it strips women of their dignity.

Call for a minute's silence in Parliament

2013-02-14 14:58

Non-governmental bodies have urged President Jacob Zuma to observe a minute of silence for victims of rape and other forms of violence before his State of the Nation address.

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