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Rape of disabled teen uncovered after four years

December 12, 2018
OurHealth   Sexual Violence   Survivor Stories  

LIMPOPO – A 47-year-old mentally disabled man accused of raping an 18-year-old mentally disabled woman four years ago has been released on bail ahead of his next court appearance in January.

Health facilities fail to provide counselling for rape survivors

Could the lack of adequate counselling and mental health services in South Africa’s health facilities leave sexual violence survivors more vulnerable to post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and suicide? A new national study gives us the answers.

VIDEO: Tech tool for rape survivors

October 5, 2017
Gender   Multimedia   Sexual Violence   Video   Women's Health  

The level of rape in South Africa is comparable to a war zone. Health-e’s Izwi Lami campaign allows survivors to share their voices, access counseling services and campaign for change, all through a free SMS conversation.

‘Prophet’ accused of rape gets bail

September 20, 2017
OurHealth   Rural Health   Sexual Violence  

LIMPOPO – Pastor Confidence Monyela (32), accused of raping young girls in one-on-one prayer sessions, was granted R12 000 bail by the Lenyenye Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

‘Self defence is not about fighting back’

September 12, 2017
Sexual Violence  

When it comes to a woman’s personal safety, self defence is as much about mind-shift change as it is about learning how to throw a punch writes Ufrieda Ho.

Shameful content of a child rape kit

August 30, 2017
News   Sexual Violence  

This form should never exist. It’s the form that is used to document child rape.

Pensioner in court for child’s rape

June 2, 2017
News   OurHealth   Sexual Violence  

As the country marks the end of Child Protection week, residents of Tsakane in Ekurhuleni took to the streets in protest as a 61 year-old man made his second appearance in court, charged with raping an 8-year-old girl.