Break the cycle of violence

2017-12-24 06:05

While it can be argued that women must stand up and stop the enabling of abuse, our minister in charge of the women portfolio has remained an enemy to women by staying silent and doing nothing, write Sixolise Gcilishe and Sarah Setlaelo.

Rape survivor’s week of hell after speaking out against prominent politician

2017-12-17 06:00

Novelist Jackie Phamotse and her family were targeted this week after she spoke out about being gang-raped by a group of men led by a prominent politician. She told Charl Blignaut about the threats. TRIGGER WARNING: Sexual abuse.

Violence in schools is a public health risk

2017-12-03 06:01

For a few weeks in August, I was haunted by a video showing a girl in a blue school uniform being hit to the floor and then kicked in the back and in the head, writes Panyaza Lesufi.

The state of violence against women

2017-11-26 06:13

What does a perpetrator of violence against women look like, asks Nonhlanhla Sibanda-Moyo.

WATCH: Statement t-shirts change the lives of women abuse victims

These t-shirts have a twist; they stand for a cause and change the lives of many abused women in South Africa.

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Tough times for Tina Jaxa

2017-10-24 09:23

But her late ex-husband's widow, Tina Dlangwana, is not feeling sorry for her

France plans instant fine for men who catcall women

2017-10-16 16:45

A new law banning catcalling and harassment of women on French streets will see men fined on the spot for lecherous and aggressive behaviour, France's women's minister has said.

DNA results will exonerate Thembisile Yende's murder accused – defence lawyer

2017-09-18 12:28

The defence attorney for David Ngwenya, who stands accused of killing Eskom employee Thembisile Yende, strongly believes that the outstanding DNA results will exonerate his client of the charges.

Woman shot dead in front of her daughter

2017-09-07 19:27

A woman has been shot at point blank range allegedly by her long-time boyfriend Trevor Allen.


Privileged US women protect patriarchy

2017-12-17 06:12

For most of the world, Alabama is now famous for three things: the hokey song Sweet Home Alabama; the movie named after it starring Reese Witherspoon; and, since last week, the place where two out of three white women voted for a guy who sexually assaulted teenage girls and was banned from a mall for soliciting even more potential victims, writes Gayle Edmunds.

Creating pathways to end violence against women and children

2017-12-10 06:09

Interventions must address beliefs and attitudes that perpetuate violence, writes Shanaaz Mathews.

Why we kill our women

2017-12-03 06:01

Poverty plays a large role in tempting black men to kill for others, writes Mbuyiselo Botha.

Fine-tuning a progressive act

2017-11-26 06:13

Laws related to sexual crimes have come a long way since the 1927 Immorality Act, which prohibited sex between ‘Europeans’ and ‘natives’. Michelle Solomon examines the successes and shortcomings of the current Sexual Offences Act.

It's up to all of us

2017-11-05 06:13

Imagine a world in which men did not hold patriarchal views against women; a world in which sexual harassment or male aggression was not normalised and women were not objectified, writes Selby Xinwa.

Responsibility: Mdu Masilela failed to take it

2017-10-29 00:00

Mdu Masilela sees no reason to apologise to the woman he is accused of beating. Instead, his statement could be interpreted as an attempt to justify his reaction, writes Dumisane Lubisi.

Guterres: Misconduct claims plague entire UN

2017-09-19 10:43

Secretary General Antonio Guterres says sexual abuse is problem that goes beyond peacekeeping missions and plagues the entire United Nations.

Shabangu satisfied law will take its course with Manana, Mugabe

2017-09-14 21:21

Minister of Women in the Presidency Susan Shabangu said she is satisfied that the law will take its course in the respective cases of former deputy minister Mdu Manana and that of Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe.

It is essential that the ANC elects a female president – Lindiwe Sisulu

2017-08-31 22:57

It is essential that the National Congress (ANC) elect a female president at its elective conference, regardless of who that woman might be, presidential hopeful Lindiwe Sisulu says.

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