Khayelitsha court needs better facilities for rape survivors, report finds

2019-12-11 15:12

About 30 people have held a protest outside the Khayelitsha Magistrate' s Court to demand a better sexual offences court.

SA has most progressive judiciary in the world – anti-abuse group

2018-12-11 08:30

A number of "very positive rulings" have shown that South Africa does indeed have the most progressive judiciary in the world, rights group Women and Men against Child Abuse has said.

#HearMeToo is the rallying cry for this year's 16 days of activism

2018-11-26 17:28

ALL women's voices need to be heard. This local campaign against gender-based violence echoes the global #MeToo and #Timesup movements.

Poppie's mom and stepdad found guilty of her murder

2017-12-06 15:43

The biological mother and stepfather of three-year-old Poppie van der Merwe have been convicted of her murder.

Sulky kids and broken hearts: Help your kids deal with rejection with these 5 steps

2017-12-05 14:59

If we don't encourage our kids to open up when they're feeling rejected, it might have negative effects on the way they deal with things later in life.

Alleged killer boyfriend hands himself over to cops

2017-12-03 13:11

The man who allegedly shot and killed a successful Cape Town businesswoman in front of her parents and young son, has handed himself over to police.

I hear my neighbour being abused - what is the best thing to do?

2017-11-29 12:52

Before it reaches a point of no-return, here's why and how you should step in and help.

Violence in South Africa – have we run out of empathy?

2017-11-28 14:49

Women holding up signs asking society to ‘stop abuse’ isn't working – we need a Plan B.

Police will not withdraw charges just because victims depend on their abusers

2017-11-28 09:06

Pretoria police say people who abuse their partners and hope that if a case is opened, it will simply be withdrawn due to the victims' dependence on them, should think twice.

“My husband beat me while I was pregnant — Here’s how I survived”

2017-11-27 17:51

“You can brainwash yourself into thinking things aren’t so bad.”


OPINION: Enabling gender healing in a multiply-wounded society

2019-11-25 09:14

We cannot only talk, write about and perhaps analyse the challenges we sit with endlessly; we need to get our bodies into doing the work, write Laurie Gaum and Desireé English.

DA Women's Network calls for SAPS overhaul

2018-12-10 15:10

As the 16 Days of Activism campaign against gender-based violence comes to end, the DA Women's Network has called for a South Africa Police Service overhaul to improve the policing of issues affecting women and children.

Granddaughters of the witches you weren't able to burn

2018-11-25 10:00

Today, many women, who do not fit into the categories society wants to put them in, may find themselves turned into witches who deserve to be exposed, violated, and in some extreme forms, annihilated, writes Juliana Claassens.

Life sentences for 3 men who raped woman returning from funeral

2017-12-06 15:29

Three men who raped a woman who was coming from a funeral in Limpopo have each been sentenced to life in jail.

Help for survivors of gender-based violence is now just the touch of a screen away

2017-12-04 16:14

A new online platform has been launched that offers speedy help to victims of abuse just in time for 16 Days of Activism For No Violence Against Women and Children.

ANC MP Dirks' behaviour is 'despicable' - Mthembu

2017-12-01 17:56

The ANC parliamentary caucus has decribed the behaviour of one of its members, Mervyn Dirks, as "despicable", after he allegedly threatened to assault a female colleague and later showed his middle finger to MPs.

Practising your politics in a patriarchal world

2017-11-29 07:45

We must constantly assess the discrepancy between our personal and public lives, most especially when choosing our political leaders, writes Ashanti Kunene.

McBride's bail conditions amended to allow him time with youngest daughter

2017-11-28 11:40

IPID head Robert McBride will now be able spend the festive season with one of his daughters, who is a potential State witness in the child abuse case against him, after his bail conditions have been amended.

Eastern Cape ANC factional wars heat up with sabotage claimed at 16 days of activism event

2017-11-27 21:56

The battle between ANC factions in the Eastern Cape has spilt over into the party's provincial duties, allegedly affecting the launch of the 16 days of activism campaign .

What turns some children into criminals? A look into the effects of emotional trauma

2017-11-27 08:05

Why do children act violently? Why are many children at risk of becoming criminals? Understanding this is critical to understanding crime and violence in South Africa.

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