What can be done to reduce gender-based violence?

2019-10-07 20:29

Limpopo-based non-profit organisations (NPOs) share solutions to lessen the alarming statistics in Vhembe.

Melanie Verwoerd: Biggy going big is no laughing matter

2019-09-25 07:00

If we truly want to put a stop to gender-based violence, we need to fight every little bit of patriarchy that humiliates, insults, objectifies and minimises the status, agency, and worth of women, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Pandor to address 'terrible' gender-based violence at UN General Assembly

2019-09-23 10:34

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor says gender equality and gender-based violence are some of the issues she will be addressing in the UN General Assembly in New York.

Ramaphosa to consult Parliament on new approaches to tackle GBV

2019-09-13 22:18

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for a joint sitting of Parliament as well as the National Council of Provinces to deliberate new approaches to combat gender-based violence.

OPINION: Staying sane in a country that's gone crazy

2019-09-10 14:17

Brand SA has, true to form, delivered a particularly challenging week to all of us who live here. So what now, asks Susan Erasmus.

LATEST PICTURES | #AmInext Protests: South African women and students have had enough

2019-09-04 15:00

Cape Town-based learners and students came out in droves this week in support of Cape Town's "day of mourning" protests against gender-based violence.

Government is answering President Ramaphosa's call to end gender-based violence

2019-04-04 07:58

As government we are considering changing the law to protect the victims of violence from irrelevant and inhumane questioning during the cross-examination, writes Phumla Williams.

CHEAT SHEET: How MTV Shuga aims to save the lives of young South African women

2019-02-12 17:05

Social issues affecting girls and young women are on top of the list for the MTV Shuga: Down South creators. Here's why you should watch.

Is it fatal attraction when a journalist falls in love with the convict whose story she's covering?

2018-11-26 18:31

A young journalist has recently been suspended from her job at Huisgenoot, a South African publication, for her apparent relationship with one of the notorious Krugersdorp killers gang members. She's not the first to fall into a similar trap.

There’s a chance men on viral Twitter thread can be fired or criminally charged for their posts

2018-11-12 11:13

Not just banter, there are consequences to what these men have shared about how they've mistreated women in the past.


Johannesburg youth call for interventions against gender-based violence

2019-09-28 14:57

The Johannesburg Student Council Alumni Network have handed over a memorandum to the City of Johannesburg, requesting interventions.

The Eastern Cape village where women can't afford to report rape

2019-09-23 11:12

Sihle* did not report her attempted rape to police for three days because she could not afford to get to the nearest police station, 120km away.

Daniel Silke: Ramaphosa to be tested on response to violence

2019-09-17 12:03

Gender-based violence undermines the ANC's social message like few other issues do but also offers a strong political lifeline for Cyril Ramaphosa. Will he take it, asks Daniel Silke.

WATCH: Local teen brilliantly explains what is wrong with South African society today

2019-09-12 08:58

The current crisis of gender-based violence we face in South Africa today has inspired one teen to take a stand, sharing his frustrations with his peers and society in general in this insightful 10-minute video.

Here are 5 apps developed to help keep women safe

2019-09-04 16:19

Women shouldn't need apps to feel safe.

Big political parties made promises ahead of the elections, but will this guarantee a better South Africa for women?

2019-05-07 21:01

With the national election results being tallied, South African women and children who have been promised change by big and small political parties alike now wait with bated breath.

SAPS data on gender-based violence falls short of illustrating the real problem

2019-03-26 18:00

It is common cause that the statistics around sexual offences, as is the case with other categories of crime, are subject to questions of accuracy and reliability, writes Tamara Mathebula.

Gender-based violence: Show us your action plan, Mr President

2018-12-10 09:01

President Ramaphosa made a call to South Africans to become champions of the fight against GBV and to see this as the beginning of the journey to resolving this problem. We're ready, Mr President. Are you? asks Jennifer Wells.

Marching to break the cycle of violence in Eastern Cape

2018-11-23 12:51

Infuriated by high crime, Flagstaff residents took to the streets, marching and holding up billboards calling on people to stop the violence against women and children.

Ramaphosa commits to funding for rape counselling services

2018-11-02 10:20

Could this be the end of government’s 'one stop' centres’ financial woes?

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