‘He provided for us – so my mother let him abuse me’

2019-10-16 14:07

"He kept on abusing me, and started saying that I belonged to him."

“How I left my abusive husband and restarted my life”

2019-09-13 20:00

She endured emotional, financial and sexual abuse.

1 in 10 people believe husband has right to physically attack partner – Ipsos poll

2019-09-09 21:03

At least one in every 10 South Africans believe a husband has the right to hit his partner.

Daughter of former apartheid cop lays decades-old sexual assault charge against dad

2019-09-03 21:09

The daughter of a former apartheid-era cop has laid a charge of sexual assault against him dating back to the 1970s, following a law change which now allows this.

3 women are killed by their male partners in SA daily and we have the world’s highest rate of rape – we need more than slogans and summits

2019-09-03 10:23

South Africa’s femicide rate is 5 times higher than the global average, and more than one in five women experience physical violence, worsening to one in three in low-income areas.

A YouTuber is defending herself after accidentally uploading raw footage showing her hitting and appearing to spit on her dog

2019-08-08 17:02

Houts issued an apology to fans on Twitter, saying that she was having a bad week and that she's not an animal abuser "in any way, shape, or form".

Gambian ex-dictator 'handpicked' women for rape, abuse, Human Rights Watch says

2019-06-26 21:16

Former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh "handpicked" women whom he would rape or sexually coerce, offering cash, gifts and other privileges in exchange, international rights groups says.

Woman who was abused throughout her teens on how she healed

2019-06-07 14:14

The mother of two chronicles her life as a young girl in a convent.

These women are using Instagram to document incidents of catcalling exactly where they happen

2019-05-21 17:14

Around the world, women are chalking catcalls on the pavement at the place they happened.


More than 230% increase in sex abuse cases by teachers over past 5 years - SA Council of Educators

2019-10-10 18:01

Reports of sexual abuse by teachers have risen by more than 230% since 2014, the South African Council of Educators has reportedly told Parliament.

Eastern Cape teen arrested for allegedly stabbing her stepfather to death

2019-10-01 17:07

A teenager from Aliwal North has been arrested and charged with the murder of her stepfather who she allegedly stabbed following a heated argument, Eastern Cape police say.

Why every sudden infant death deserves a closer look

2019-09-11 20:50

A new report recommends that when a baby dies of unknown causes, a thorough investigation should ensue.

#RealMenDont: Why men in SA need to take action against gender-based violence

2019-09-05 14:24

While South African headlines were loaded with violence against women, murders, rape and kidnappings, a question on many people’s lips: Where are the men?

Horrific abuse revealed

2019-09-03 15:10

Chilling accounts of a Pietermaritzburg woman’s alleged physical, emotional and sexual abuse at the hands of her prominent, wealthy businessman husband, have been disclosed.

Gauteng creche staff arrested for assault after 'abuse' footage emerges

2019-08-22 22:30

Parents and the authorities have reacted with shock after CCTV footage, reportedly taken at a Randfontein creche, showed staff allegedly beating and threatening children in their care.

Mom arrested for alleged child neglect after disabled daughter found tied to chair

2019-07-17 20:52

The disabled 12-year-old girl was found chained to a chair in a locked room.

Male victims of domestic violence often suffer in silence

2019-06-16 21:30

A recent review has revealed the experience of many men, who are victims of domestic abuse, is similar to those of women.

6 sent to jail for illegal dog fighting, 14 pit bulls rescued

2019-05-27 17:23

Six people have been convicted and sentenced to jail for their involvement in illegal dog fighting.

A relationship expert identified 5 warning signs of unhealthy love

2019-05-11 08:04

The more unhealthy markers a relationship has, the more it's likely to cross over into abuse.

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