Sexual violence

Call for SADC SRHR stories by 17 Nov

Call for SADC SRHR stories by 17 Nov

Call for innovative stories on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and training opportunity for the best entries – make your pitch by 17 November Gender Links (GL) in its capacity as secretariat for the SADC Gender Protocol Alliance is calling for stories to be published as part of its series during the Sixteen […]

She is only a girl … so they said

She is only a girl … so they said

By Sifisosami Dube Johannesburg, 12 October: Gugu* beamed with excitement when her teacher asked her to collect all books from her class mates and bring them to the school staff room. She felt important to be assigned this important role. As she sauntered towards the staff room with a pile of books, she could feel […]

SA: Speak up against sexual harassment in the workplace

SA: Speak up against sexual harassment in the workplace

by Sandiswa Manana Johannesburg, 16 July: Sexual harassment is an undesirable sexual behaviour, which happens to make a person feel offended, humiliated or intimidated. It can be physical, verbal or written. It is not a consensual interaction, flirtation or friendship. While recently attending a public conversation on the 10th of June hosted by Initiative for Strategic […]

July 16, 2018 Themes: Human Rights | Sexual violence Programs: Gender Violence

Lesotho: Domestic Violence Bill, hope to ending GBV

Lesotho: Domestic Violence Bill, hope to ending GBV

Maseru, 14 May: Lesotho is developing a Domestic Violence Bill 2018 in an endeavour to counter the rampant acts of Gender Based Violence (GBV) that have rocked the country. This comes after the previous bill was not enacted into law for many years. This bill has been discussed with relevant stakeholders including the Ministry of […]

The Safe Haven Halfway Home – Mauritius

The SAFE HAVEN HALFWAY HOME (SHHH) is a temporary shelter for teenage girls who are homeless due to abuse and rejection from family members. SHHH welcomes residents coming from the Rehabilitation Youth Centre (RYC) in Mauritius and other children shelters. Reaching the age of 18, these teenage girls are no longer under the responsibility of […]

Changing Lives – Stories of Safe Haven Halfway Home Residents

Below are the stories of our residents : Dola* our first resident is 18 years old originally from Terre Rouge. At 13 she started smoking synthetic drugs and ran away from her home. She was locked in the Rehabilitation Youth Centre (RYC) (children prison), for one year and as soon as she got out, she […]

Judicial Bench Book on Violence against Women in East Africa

Judicial Bench Book on Violence against Women in East Africa

Domestic violence is the greatest cause of death among women and girls worldwide. Although most Commonwealth member states have laws to protect the rights of women, implementation can prove difficult. The judiciary also plays a central role in enhancing and protecting women’s rights, and enforcing laws against women abuse. The Commonwealth commissions case law reviews […]

CGE outraged at molestation of learners in Soweto

CGE outraged at molestation of learners in Soweto

The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has learnt with outrage and disgust about the molestation of 83 learners at AB Xuma Primary School in Soweto by a Scholar Patroller.  Through its mandate, the CGE will ensure that it supports and ensure that adequate interventions and responses are put in place by relevant state institutions and […]

Sex charge pastor is here ” illegally” too_ Pretoria News

Sex charge pastor is here ” illegally” too_ Pretoria News

No excuse for men getting away with murder

No excuse for men getting away with murder

By Colleen Lowe Morna Johannesburg, 24 May: On Sunday 28 May, women around South Africa will dress in black and wear red lipstick in honour of the women who have been brutally murdered in the name of love. Under the hashtag #GodCreatedWoman they are part of a new movement – “the All Black and Red […]