Medical and legal experts have welcomed updates to the J88 form – the official form used by health workers to document injuries of victims of violence in preparation for a legal case.
The South African Federation for Mental Health (SAFMH) has condemned local media houses for creating the impression that people living with mental illness are violent and criminally dangerous in the wake of rape-accused Nicholas Ninow’s defence citing his psychological state in court.
After two days of deliberating on gender-based violence and femicide, government and civil society will make recommendations that outline on how to tackle the abuse against women, gender non-conforming people and children.
MPUMALANGA – While thousands of women marching across the country against gender-based violence #TotalShutdown #NoMore, one family mourned the death of their 13-year-old daughter.
How do we create a generation of young women who know their rights and young men who are less likely than their fathers to raise their fists? The Department of Basic Education believes we can learn from Sweden, and improve sexuality education in schools to teach learners about gender inequality, power, violence, and rape culture.