PMB call centre for domestic violence victims launched

2019-04-17 09:10

A new and improved 24-hour call centre was launched by the Department of Social Development in the city on Tuesday, with hopes that it will help fight gender-based violence throughout the province.

Why it's not that simple to leave

2019-03-11 09:38

Why do people stay in abusive relationships?

Heterosexual men in red lipstick will not put an end to violence against women and children

2019-02-13 10:56

Changed behaviour and sensible awareness campaigns will.

Man accused of raping stepdaughter 900 times to spend festive season behind bars

2018-12-13 14:31

A KwaZulu-Natal man accused of raping his 10-year-old stepdaughter 900 times, is to spend the festive season behind bars after the Verulam Magistrate's Court postponed his case for a month.

ANCYL branches join calls for Mabe to go

2018-12-11 12:23

ANC Youth League branches from Alexandra, Midrand, Klipfontein and Modderfontein have joined calls for ANC national spokesperson Pule Mabe to step down.

Cheryl Zondi launches foundation to help victims abused in 'sacred places'

2018-12-04 14:20

Cheryl Zondi, the first witness to take the stand in the trial of Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso, has launched a foundation to support women and children who have been abused.

#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.

Abused women can text 'hi rainbow' on Facebook messenger and get help and support

2018-11-15 17:54

This groundbreaking artificial intelligence technology supports victims of abuse through storytelling, intervention and access to resources.

'If walls could talk' - woman who was allegedly raped, impregnated, beaten by her father

2018-11-09 07:33

A woman who was allegedly raped by her father and fell pregnant with two of his children has decided to break her cycle of abuse by reporting him to the police.

SAPS still facing challenges in dealing with violence against women – report

2018-11-06 13:52

The Commission for Gender Equality says the South African Police Service still faces challenges in combating the scourge of violence against women.


SA human rights lawyer to receive French award for work on gender-based violence

2019-03-14 14:37

South African human rights lawyer Bonita Mayersfeld will be appointed a Knight of the National Order of Merit by France for her work addressing gender-based violence.

Two main characters on MTV Shuga: Down South interrogate the "their side of the story" narrative around rapists and abusers

2019-02-27 14:44

What happens when you're in the same class as your best friend's murder's sister?

'She lost her life in the most horrific manner' - judge hands life sentence to man who set lover on fire

2018-12-16 07:03

Cynthia Naidoo hopes that her 27-year-old daughter Tisha Naidoo, who died after she was set alight by her live-in-lover Niresh Singh two years ago, will finally rest in peace following his sentencing.

Women are using Date Scam Alert to expose men who use Tinder to trick and assault women

2018-12-13 13:53

What happens when what you think is your real life Rom Com turns out to be a Rom Con?

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.

UCT Black Academic Caucus backs Equal Education sexual harassment complainants

2018-11-30 17:35

The Black Academic Caucus at the University of Cape Town has thrown its weight behind a number complainants who gave confidential testimony to the Equal Education inquiry on sexual harassment.

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.

#ReleaseMartha: Son of murdered husband threatens to take matters into own hands

2018-11-11 09:29

The family of Martha Marumo's deceased husband says if she receives presidential pardon for the murder of Clitus Marumo, "something is going to happen".

Lotus FM indicative of a 'prevalent' culture of sexual harassment at the SABC - former employee

2018-11-08 12:45

A former Lotus FM and journalist says the radio station was a breeding ground for sexual harassment.

What we've learned from the Gender-based Violence and Femicide Summit

2018-11-05 16:49

The summit highlighted the harrowing stories from survivors that show how much pain women and gender nonconforming people in South Africa continue to face.

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