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Domestic violence blamed on unemployment

January 19, 2017
Gender   News   Violence  

Orange Farm – High levels of unemployment, poverty and HIV prevalence in Orange Farm township, south-west of Johannesburg, are contributing to increasing levels of domestic violence in the area.

Transgender and HIV: stigma sabotages prevention

Transgender people are one of the key populations identified as being at a higher risk of HIV – but they face stigma from society and healthcare workers. One transgender man explains why his community “needs attention now”.

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.

Making taxis safe for women

August 18, 2016
Gender   Sexual Violence   Violence   Women's Health  

Activists have partnered with the taxi industry on a national awareness campaign to address harassment and gender-based violence towards women commuters.

Mbombela protests stand between patients, care

February 22, 2016
OurHealth   Violence  

A meeting with Premier David Mabuza has reportedly ended recent violent protests in Mpumalanga’s Mbombela area but not before protests stood between patients and care, say residents.

Six steps to take if you have been raped

August 27, 2015
Sexual Violence   Violence   Women's Health  

As Women’s Month winds to an end, Rape Crisis gives advice for rape survivors.

[Updated] Activists canvass Johannesburg ahead of anti-xenophobia march

April 22, 2015
OurHealth   Violence  

About 200 activists from civil society organisations spent yesterday canvassing Johannesburg’s inner-city ahead of tomorrow’s march in protest of recent xenophobic violence that is expected to draw 30,000.