One in 16 American women forced into first sexual encounter: study

2019-09-18 06:09

One in 16 American women were either forced or coerced into their first sexual encounter, according to a study investigating the long-term negative impacts of such "trauma" on women's health.

Wits students join country wide march against gender-based violence

2019-09-09 18:29

Hundreds of University of the Witwatersrand students, led by women, took to the streets to protest against the scourge of gender-based violence and femicide.

'My heart is bleeding, another woman gone for no damn reason' - Twitter users react to Natasha Conabeer's death

2019-09-09 16:32

People have taken to social media to express their pain and anguish as another woman dies following an alleged kidnapping ordeal.

'It's genocide' - deputy minister of social development on gender-based violence

2019-09-03 20:34

Deputy Minister of Social Development Henrietta Ipeleng Bogopane-Zulu says violence against women in South Africa has reached a genocidal stage.

Two rapists want their conviction, sentence overturned based on 'doctrine of common purpose'

2019-08-22 20:46

Two men convicted on eight counts of rape are looking to overturn their sentence and conviction in the Constitutional Court. Their case, however, has spurred heated debate on the doctrine of common purpose in rape cases.

Man arrested after girlfriend stabbed in neck during quarrel

2019-08-05 18:15

A 27-year-old man has appeared in the Odendaalsrus Magistrate's Court in connection with the murder of his girlfriend, who was stabbed during a quarrel.

Beaten and abused, Sudan's women bear scars of fight for freedom

2019-07-12 17:43

Women were a driving force during months of protests against President Omar al-Bashir's 30-year rule but they claim they were beaten and abused in the process.

Mr D driver arrested after Cape Town woman lays rape charge

2019-07-09 20:44

Mr D Food fires driver after he allegedly raped a Wynberg woman he had delivered food to.

"If the government doesn’t announce it has stopped Koffi Olomide, then we are taking to the streets and protesting"

2019-06-19 17:43

The women behind the #StopKoffiOlomide campaign have been participating in activism against violence against women for decades, and they are not about to stop.

Cape Town man claims self-defence, dismembers wife for fear of arrest

2019-05-28 18:08

A Khayelitsha man accused of murdering his wife claims she died while he was defending himself in an argument and he panicked.


SA's outpouring of grief inspires ANC Parliamentary caucus' pledge to lead fight against gender-based violence

2019-09-09 18:48

The ANC parliamentary caucus vows to be at the forefront of the fight against gender-based violence.

No wreaths or notes, just goats, at site where Gugulethu woman was found murdered

2019-09-09 17:50

There were no wreaths or hand-written notes at the cul-de-sac in Gugulethu, Cape Town, where yet another body of a woman was found.

'Horrific attacks on women reflect collective failure to respond to the cries of most vulnerable' - Cabinet

2019-09-06 20:33

Cabinet says the "horrific attacks on women reflect our collective failure to respond to the cries of the most vulnerable in our midst".

SA men do nearly 5 times less work in the home than women - Oxfam

2019-09-03 18:06

South African women spend nearly five times more time on unpaid care and domestic work than men, according to an Oxfam report.

Cape Town woman's body found chopped up at apartment building

2019-08-22 16:16

A woman was found murdered at her apartment building in Bellville, Cape Town, on Thursday morning, Western Cape police confirmed.

Ramaphosa makes appointments to Commission for Gender Equality

2019-08-01 16:28

President Cyril Ramaphosa has officially appointed nine commissioners to the Commission for Gender Equality, the Presidency has announced.

Men abduct, rape Eastern Cape woman repeatedly over six hours

2019-07-10 18:48

A woman endured a six-hour nightmare after two men kidnapped and raped her repeatedly in Motherwell, the Eastern Cape, says the police.

Parents of woman raped and beaten 'struggling to come to terms with her death', says uncle

2019-07-02 17:49

The family of 33-year-old Vanessa Barends, who was allegedly raped and beaten to death by two men in Prieska, the Northern Cape, are struggling to come to terms with her death.

Court evidence reveals the extent of Cici’s injuries after alleged altercation with Arthur Mafokate

2019-06-13 14:27

Singer Busisiwe “Cici” Twala was a no-show during her trial on assault allegations against kwaito star Arthur Mafokate, following an alleged violent dispute between them in 2017.

Game of Thrones criticised for its portrayal of women on the series

2019-05-13 11:37

Ava DuVernay's issues are due to Missandei being the only minority female on the program despite its huge cast. Jessica Chastain's issue is that Sansa Stark is portrayed as stronger after surviving rape and torture.

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