ARTICLES RELATING TO ACTIVISM

"If the government doesn’t announce it has stopped Koffi Olomide, then we are taking to the streets and protesting"

2019-06-19 17:43

The women behind the #StopKoffiOlomide campaign have been participating in activism against violence against women for decades, and they are not about to stop.

Vivienne Westwood proves again why she will always be the queen of punk

2019-02-18 11:34

Models and activists take to the catwalk for Vivienne Westwood's latest show at London Fashion Week.

A lifetime of fighting for gay rights: Funeka Soldaat tells her own story

2019-02-10 11:13

Gender activist Funeka Soldaat's book has all the makings of a gripping bestseller – a fearless hero, numerous near-death experiences, all centred around what, at the time, was seen as forbidden love... but there's nothing fictional about it.

16-year-old Zulaikha Patel is still fighting for women’s rights

2018-08-31 18:00

She’s been stared at, teased and taunted – she’s even been called a terrorist.

"An aunt to me... this is what I will always remember about Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela"

2018-04-03 11:42

Growing up around her as a young girl, she made it seem natural that a woman's place was at the front.

Do you ever lose it with your kids?

2017-12-05 10:27

At some point, we all lose our last vestige of patience with our kids. But it's important to recognise why we're so stressed and deal with our underlying anger pre-emptively. And when we do lose our cool, the way we handle it afterwards is crucial, as parent coach Laura Markovitz explains.

Vicarious or ‘secondary’ trauma is very real in SA - how you can deal with it

2017-12-01 11:34

As a result of the staggeringly high rates of violence in South Africa, many of us have been, or will be called upon to support someone we know who has experienced abuse.

16 days for a better understanding of gender violence

2017-11-27 10:49

The struggle for women to live their daily lives whilst feeling safe has never been highlighted more than it was this year, writes Rebecca Sibanda.

SA is on the verge of 'chaos' - Zackie Achmat

2017-11-13 09:25

TAC co-founder and anti-apartheid activist Zackie Achmat has warned that South Africa is in an extremely dangerous situation where, unless something is done, a 'moment of chaos' will be created.

We need more mental health activists

2017-10-29 05:54

Under apartheid some mental health professionals called for political and social reform. After Esidimeni, it’s clear we still need such activism, write Jason Bantjes and Leslie Swartz.

 

Women's underwear turned into art to fight objectification in Valencia

2019-02-12 12:25

Women’s underwear was turned into ceramic artworks to protest sexual objectification as part of a joint initiative between an art school in the town of Manises near Valencia and the city council. Women were asked to volunteer to take off their underwear and immerse it in clay. The finished works will later be hung up throughout the town in order to raise awareness about the issue.

Why Xolobeni's win against a mining company matters

2018-12-13 19:48

An SA High Court passed an important judgment putting a stop to the pervasive practice by companies to mine ancestral lands in rural areas without the villagers’ consent. Here's why it matters.

This brave Swedish student's Facebook Live protest stopped an Afghan man's deportation

2018-07-27 09:48

Young activist, Elin Ersson refused to sit down on a flight until a man being sent back to Afghanistan was taken off the plane.

Charlize – A decade of making a difference

2017-12-10 13:00

Oscar winner Charlize Theron has taken a keen interest in the 16 Days of Activism campaign, knowing what it’s like to grow up in an abusive home.

Our kids won’t be kissing any family members they don’t want to this Christmas

2017-12-04 15:07

By forcing your girls – or boys – to kiss an aunt or uncle they don't want to this Christmas, you may be sending them the wrong message about physical affection and consent.

Man kills wife, two sons before hanging himself

2017-11-28 18:01

Four bodies have been discovered inside a house at Ikageng near Potchefstroom in the North West, police say.

16 things you can do for 16 Days of Activism

2017-11-24 13:14

There are so many ways you can make a difference - here's a comprehensive list.

Davids need support to tackle Goliaths

2017-10-29 05:54

Globally, the voices and concerns of local communities are being overruled by corporations in the interests of profit, writes Koketso Moeti.

#Metoo burnout: why it's okay to take a step back

2017-10-24 11:48

You can’t care about important issues if you don’t take the time to take care of yourself.

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