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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.

ILLUSTRATION: Closed Doors for Rape Survivors

March 9, 2018
Survivor Stories  

The stories in the graphic illustration reveal the real testimonies of rape survivors sent in to Health-e News using the Izwi Lami SMS line.

System fails women desperate for safety

Domestic violence survivors rely on shelters to help leave life threatening relationships – and navigate the obstacles of the criminal justice system.

Booklet: The Road to Recovery – You and Rape

This Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust booklet provides information for rape survivors including how to report a rape, what to do medically after an assault and how to report poor treatment by the police.

My rape was a joke to my friends

August 3, 2015
OurHealth   Sexual Violence   Survivor Stories  

Samkelo Mabaso* was raped by a stranger in Nelspruit last November, but when he told his friends they laughed at him so he decided not to report the rape.

Why do men rape? Gender-based violence documentary premiere

December 11, 2014
Gender   Survivor Stories   Violence  

South Africa may have one of the highest rape rates in the world, similar to countries at war but why do men rape? Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking and Health-e News investigate in this latest documentary.