Sexual violence

SA: Rape survivors deserve our support

SA: Rape survivors deserve our support

By Prince Nare Johannebsurg, 21 March : Rape is a horrific crime, and its effects are devastating whether it is committed at home, in the community, or in prison. Many rape survivors, those assaulted in detention often suffer shame, anxiety, and depression; they are prone to contract sexually transmitted infections, like HIV. One of the […]

March 21, 2019 Themes: Gender based violence | Sexual violence Programs: GL Commentary Service

Mzansi-Magic The Queen 21/01/2019

Thabiso rapes Goodness after a failed proposal.

SABC 3: 16 day of activism against Gender Based Violence – 04/12/2018

Headline 16 day of activism against Gender Based Violence Description Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is a politician and Executive Director of UN Women. Mlambo-Ngcuka speaking to the SABC News during the 16 days of activism against Gender Based Violence, said the appointment of Danai Gurira as UN goodwill global ambassador was a welcome development in fighting GBV. […]

SABC 3: Three accused of raping a 12 year old girl- 27/11/2018

  Headline Three accused of raping a 12 year old girl. Description Three men appeared in the Taung Magistrate’s court in North West accused of rape of a 12 year old girl. 61 year old Gaolatlwe Tsienyane, 56 year old Ruele Matlhola and 20 year old Tshiamo Motsage were arrested on allegations of stalking, sexually […]

In search of #VoiceandChoice in SRHR policies

In search of #VoiceandChoice in SRHR policies

By Kevin Chiramba Johannesburg, 8 March: International Women’s Day celebrates annually the achievements that women have made in the long and continuous fight for gender equality. Celebrated under the theme #BalanceforBetter, this theme resonates with the Gender Links (GL) and Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance’s objective to strengthen the Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) […]

African Journal on Conflict Resolution

Story telling as a way to heal sexual violence survivors among women and girls in northern Uganda. Indigenous institutions are an alternative conflict resolution mechanism in eastern Ethiopia and experiences from Zimbabwe.

Ending Child Marriage in Southern Africa

Seizing key opportunities for girls’ human rights in Southern Africa. This Human Rights Watch booklet examines what perpetuates child marriage. It also looks at the health and educational consequences of such marriages. It lists recommendations for SADC and national ministries of health and education.

Tanzania: Say no to sextortion

Tanzania: Say no to sextortion

By Bahati Mandago       Dar es Salaam, 20 December: In 1999, former  Miss Tanzania Hoyce Temu, shocked the nation when she went public and shared her sexual corruption experience in one of her speeches. In her book “NAYAKUMBUKA YOTE’’ which translates ‘I REMEMBER IT ALL’, Ms Temu  explained how sextortion left her with no choice but […]

December 20, 2018 Themes: Sexual violence Programs: GL Commentary Service

South Africa: Mr President: Walk the talk against GBV

South Africa: Mr President: Walk the talk against GBV

 By Colleen Lowe Morna Johannesburg: Mr President, 25 November, International Day of No Violence Against Women, marks the start of the Sixteen Days of Activism on Gender Based Violence (GBV). At the GBV Summit you called on 1-2 November, South African women made it clear through messages painted on panties that they are done with […]

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 […]