13 Dec 2022'I finally felt free when my abusive father died'
"I feel as though my life only began at 24 - when my father died," says Elizabeth James.*
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Most towns have at least one shelter dedicated to women and children fleeing abusive situations. However, far too few exist to protect...
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Sexual harassment in the workplace is defined as "unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, whether direct or indirect, that the perpetrator...
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Anti-troll tool to help women tackle online abuse and collect evidence
Women in Africa are routinely targeted in coordinated online attacks by trolls who flood their victim's social feeds with threatening...
Violence against women is staggeringly high in South Africa
Activism now takes the form of sporadic issue-driven action, such as the campaigns by #TotalShutDown and #EndRapeCulture. While this type...
Drink spiking is rife - 'Never accept a drink from a stranger or leave your drink unattended'
"Never accept a drink from a stranger or leave your drink unattended, unwatched or uncovered. An open or unmonitored glass makes you...
Good, bad & ugly: How SA’s fight against GBV & femicide is going
Between April 2020 and September 2022, 988 women were killed by their intimate partners, police data shows. In about the same time, the...
From wig-making and nail art to driving, GBV survivors learning to thrive despite abuse
At the current rate of progress, it may take close to 300 years to achieve full gender equality.
28 GBV survivors are learning to farm in North West village thanks to POWA
Through the programme, partner organisation, Food & Trees for Africa is teaching GBV survivors to use permaculture methods to plant...
OPINION | Juliana Claassens: We are taught to look away when GBV happens. We shouldn't anymore
Every year, we look away, or pretend gender-based violence is not happening to women in our community, for we want to believe that is the...
Cyril Ramaphosa | GBV: Men are the problem, but they need to be part of the solution
Men are the perpetrators of gender-based violence and it is therefore men who need to change. It is men – as husbands and partners, as...
'My daughter was stalked and killed by her ex-boyfriend. She lived a nightmare'
"I keep expecting my child to walk through the door any minute. We haven’t come to terms with her death. It is absolutely horrifying."
'Abuse is Not Love': YSL launches campaign to fight intimate partner violence with local NPO ADAPT
Yves Saint Laurent Beauty has extended its global intimate partner violence prevention programme to local shores.
Attention all men: Your silence is part of the GBV scourge, but your voice can turn things around
Where do men fit in, in the fight against gender-based violence? TEARS Foundation believes that it starts with men and boys.
Buy with no money, healing together: How one woman is changing women's lives in her community
Elizabeth's Walk, founded in 2020, helps women get back on their feet.
Why people (especially men) engage in street harassment
Unsurprisingly, participants said they were either solely or disproportionately harassed by men, reflecting what we know about...
A book from a survivor to women: 'Don't let your perpetrators win'
WARNING: This article contains details of rape.
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