Gender Violence

I continue to live in fear of my life and my children’s life.

My name is Nomsa  I stay Ga-Mashashane, Mohlonong. I was married in the Mabotja family from 2007. Things were fine between me and my husband until 2013. In 2013 he started drinking and abusing me physically. He would come home and beat me up after drinking. I had to run to the police station trying […]

In laws from hell

My name is Sarah* I was married at the age of 27 but I entered with Satan in my marriage. My sisters in law abused me and that lead my husband to abuse me as well. They told him he cannot work for me he must help his mother as his father had passed on.  […]

I have been through it all.

My name is Mosima* I fell in love with a man hoping he is the one I will spend the rest of my life with. We have three beautiful children together one girl and two boys. My firstborn daughter, and second born son both grow well in a loving family.  My problems started with the […]

SA:Uyinene’s murder calls for re-think in addressing GBV

SA:Uyinene’s murder calls for re-think in addressing GBV

On the 02nd of September, South Africans woke up to the dreadful news that the missing University of Cape Town (UCT) student Uyinene Mrwetyana’s lifeless body was found in Lingelethu West township.  Her death brought back the spotlight on issues of gender-based violence and femicide that have gained prominence in South Africa. Based on media […]

SABC 2: Pitch black afro 15/01//2019

SA rapper Pitch Black Afro’s murder case postponed.

South Africa: Women’s Day 2018

South Africa: Women’s Day 2018

Dear Mambo, One day you will be a woman. The thought excites and scares me at the exact same time. I am going to try and explain this to you in a way that does not scare you more than excite you, even though I have learnt to be excited through some goosebumps in my […]

August 9, 2018 Themes: Gender based violence Programs: Gender Violence

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

SA: GBV and HIV/AIDS issues not given attention

SA: GBV and HIV/AIDS issues not given attention

By Mauwane Raophala Johannesburg, 6 June 2018:The link between Gender Based violence (GBV) and HIV and AIDS remains one of the issues that are not given much attention in South Africa, even though it continues to increase women’s vulnerability to HIV by making it difficult to set the terms of equal relationship. Dr Aaron Motsoaledi […]

June 12, 2018 Themes: GBV | Gender based violence | HIV/AIDS Programs: Gender Violence | HIV/AIDS

Rude son whipped_ The voice

Rude son whipped_ The voice

Man arrested for murder of his granny _ Botswana guardian

Man arrested for murder of his granny _ Botswana guardian