ARTICLES RELATING TO GENDER ABUSE

Mother tells of repeated rapes when she was just 4 years old: 'Something dies inside of you'

2019-09-10 06:47

Rape survivor Sisanda Solomon, who spoke about her experience at an event in KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage, at the weekend, said she had been raped repeatedly by the same man when she was four years old, GroundUp reports.

A mother's message to Uyinene Mrwetyana: 'I'm sorry I warned you about other places but not the post office'

2019-09-07 22:08

The courageous and fighting spirit of Uyinene Mrwetyana, who was raped and killed, allegedly by a post office employee, in Cape Town last month, will live on through a fellowship and foundation created in her honour.

Ramaphosa visits families of murdered East London women

2019-09-06 17:46

President Cyril Ramaphosa has visited the families of murdered Uyinene Mrwetyana, Leighandre Jegels and Angelique Clark-Abrahams in East London.

WATCH | Cape Town artist creates moving tribute to Uyinene Mrwetyana

2019-09-06 05:50

Ukranian-born artist Ana Kuni spent two hours painting in memory of the late Uyinene Mrwetyana. Kuni was approached by photographer Joshua Rubin to lend her voice to the fight against gender-based violence. Watch.

Outrage over killing of women, femicide should be maintained - Cele

2019-09-05 20:49

Police Minister Bheki Cele has asked how society can sustain the levels of civic activism currently being seen in response to recent high profile murders of women in parts of the country.

University of Pretoria suspends classes following protest against GBV

2019-09-05 16:56

Classes at the University of Pretoria have been suspended since Monday after students protested against gender-based violence.

#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?

'Women are disappearing… it's a norm': Emotional vigil held for Uyinene Mrwetyana at Wits

2019-09-04 09:46

An emotional night vigil has been held at Wits University for murdered UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana.

Universities must be catalyst for change to fight violence against women - USAf

2019-09-03 21:28

Universities South Africa (USAf), together with all its member institutions, expressed it distress by news of the gruesome death of Uyinene Mrwetyana, a student at the University of Cape Town, one of its member universities.

Over 600 000 sign petitions over violence against women as SA prepares to march

2019-09-03 17:45

With news headlines saturated with endless violence against women and children, more 600 000 South Africans have added their voice to various petitions and many are planning to attend marches to Parliament.

 

Probe into Uyinene Mrwetyana's alleged killer finds Post Office officials knew about his conviction

2019-09-07 23:38

The criminal record of the man who confessed to raping and killing Uyinene Mrwetyana was known to Post Office officials in 2018 already, a preliminary investigation found.

UCT scales up fight against sexual and gender-based violence

2019-09-06 22:56

A special ad hoc tribunal and online reporting tool has been created that makes the reporting of sexual and gender-based violence user-friendly and accessible.

OPINION: The week South Africa failed its people

2019-09-06 09:44

As thousands gathered in front of the National Assembly to protest, hundreds of police used barbed wire to protect the sacred World Economic Forum at the convention centre. This is not my cause. I am but an ally, writes James de Villiers.

#AmINext: Twitter account retracts rape allegations after 'thorough investigation'

2019-09-06 05:11

The Twitter account @helpsurvivors, which "exposes" alleged rapists based on allegations sent in by other users, has retracted an allegation it posted against an alleged rapist after it was found to be a prank.

EFF to take legal action against post office on behalf of Uyinene

2019-09-05 17:30

The EFF has assembled a legal team headed by advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi to take action against the South African Post Office and communications department following the rape and murder of Uyinene Mwretyana.

ANC, EFF members named on anti-abuse Twitter accounts, deny claims of wrongdoing

2019-09-05 15:46

As activists fight for greater protection for women and for men to be held accountable for abuse, intimidation and violence, at least four politicians - from the EFF and ANC - have been named on Twitter accounts.

#AmINext: News24 wants to give you a platform to share your feelings with the nation

2019-09-05 13:03

The #AmINext movement has brought to the surface feelings of anger, fear and frustration. News24 wants to hear what South Africans think. If you could speak to the nation right now, what would you say?

'Am I next?' MPs agree it's time for greater action to fight violence against women

2019-09-04 09:12

Members of Parliament have debated gender-based violence in the country to mark the end of Women's Month.

WATCH | Flowers, tributes left at post office where Uyinene was killed

2019-09-03 18:04

Flowers and cards were placed outside the Clareinch post office which is believed to be the scene of the killing of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana, allegedly at the hands of a 42-year-old postal worker.

Ramaphosa must come out of hiding while SA burns - Maimane

2019-09-03 16:03

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to come out of hiding in the midst of serious violent crimes, protests and what he called an economic collapse.

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