ARTICLES RELATING TO GENDER RIGHTS

Taxi driver serial rapist to be sentenced in November

2018-10-16 19:43

Sentencing proceedings against a convicted serial rapist taxi driver have been adjourned in the South Gauteng High Court sitting in Palm Ridge.

What SA companies can learn from the US about female representation

2018-09-21 11:48

A new bill in the US provides that by no later than the close of the 2019 calendar year companies must have a minimum of one female director on its board, writes Matodzi Ratshimbilani.

Chile's congress passes 'historic' gender identity law

2018-09-13 16:50

Chile's lawmakers approved legislation to make it easier for citizens to change gender information.

Khayelitsha men praised for agreeing to DNA tests to solve rape, murder case

2018-08-28 18:36

The men got a special mention from the Western Cape High Court which commended them for helping to solve the case of 4-year-old Iyapha Yamile's murder and rape and the rape of another child.

Fort Hare condemns assault on female student after video of attack goes viral

2018-08-14 13:52

The University of Fort Hare has condemned the assault of a female student by a male student, after a video of the attack went viral.

Gender-based violence event: Manana on panel so perpetrators' views can be heard too

2018-08-07 11:23

The organisers of an event aimed at raising funds to oppose gender-based violence, say the idea behind having people such as former deputy minister Mduduzi Manana as a panellist is to have perpetrators speak about their actions.

SEE: The #100MenMarch against gender violence takes to the streets of Pretoria

2018-07-10 11:33

The 100 Men March, expected to make its way through Pretoria, is aimed at raising awareness of violence against women and children in the country.

Gauteng government launches 'Men's Month'

2018-07-06 21:35

The Gauteng government has launched a "Men's Month" campaign which aims to engage with men on issues facing them and gender equality.

Gauteng notes increase in reported incidents of femicide, gender-based violence

2018-06-08 22:00

The Gauteng community safety department says it is investigating the reasons behind an increase in gender-based violence and femicide.

US official says rape and abortion both forms of violence

2017-12-22 22:53

In a newly released document, the government official in charge of the agency that shelters unaccompanied immigrant children says abortion and rape are both violence.

 

Castrate rapists, says ANC Women's League

2018-10-03 12:06

While South Africans are still reeling from the shock of two rape cases that have recently come before the courts, the ANC Women's League has called for the chemical castration of rapists and those who attack women and children.

More than a decade behind bars for human trafficking brothers

2018-09-18 13:50

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has sentenced two brothers to more than a decade behind bars for human trafficking after they exploited two women into sex work.

Five life sentences for serial rapist who robbed victim of R6.50

2018-08-30 20:13

Five life terms behind bars is what the Western Cape High Court has handed a 26-year-old father of one for the rape of five girls.

Men urged to call out other, abusive men at Khayelitsha march

2018-08-27 18:36

Men must not let other men get away with being abusive, and should call each other out on it instead, one of the men participating in a planned march against gender-based violence in Khayelitsha has said.

Nelson Mandela University suspends student accused of raping girlfriend as victim withdraws charges

2018-08-08 06:05

Police say the complainant had a consultation with the prosecutor following the withdrawal of the charges and the case remains closed.

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2018-07-12 05:40

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Government ready for the 100 Men March

2018-07-10 07:14

Supporters of the march include, among others, judges and lawyers, members of the clergy, police cadets, nurses and members of the National Taxi Alliance, says the GCIS.

Sexual harassment in the spotlight at Equal Education congress

2018-07-03 14:46

Equal Education's third national congress at the Wits University Education Campus has begun with a panel discussion on sexual harassment and how to deal with it.

AnnMarie Wolpe was a pioneer in gender and education

2018-02-20 06:40

AnnMarie Wolpe, struggle activist, a pioneer in gender and education and the widow of one of Nelson Mandela's fellow Rivonia trialists, has died.

Dozens of LGBT people detained in Azerbaijan

2017-09-30 11:14

Lawyers and activists say dozens of gay and transgender people have been swept up in raids in Azerbaijan's capital, with some sentenced to up to 30 days in jail.

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