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Updates to assault form is better for rape survivors

March 28, 2019

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.

‘Dros rapist’: Mentally ill more likely to be victims

November 7, 2018

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.

#GBVSummit: This is how SA will tackle gender-based violence

November 1, 2018

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.

Dudu Dlamini: From poverty to sex work

August 13, 2018

This women’s month, we speak to Dlamini on her activism, feminism and her goal to see the profession of sex work decriminalised.

#TotalShutdown marches proceed as family mourns murdered teen

August 1, 2018

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.

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Tackling rape culture in schools

January 22, 2018

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.

Policing the law: when rape survivors lose faith

December 11, 2017

For many victims of sexual violence, the law is not enough to protect them, particularly when rogue police officers use it as a tool for intimidation.