The I Stories: Volume 2, 2006

The I Stories: Volume 2, 2006

Date: March 2, 2012
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The I Stories is a series of 20 first hand accounts of gender violence from across Southern Africa produced by the GL Opinion and Commentary Service for the Sixteen Days of Activism. Covering topics such as gender violence and the law; domestic work; children; HIV and AIDS and sexual orientation, a foreword to the book warns that these stories “are not for your comfort. Told with the rawness and pain with which they have been experienced, they will shock and upset you… But they will also give you hope. Hope that women in our region are speaking out. Hope that many years too late politicians have recognised that women’s rights are human rights. Hope that our best bet in getting action taken is by breaking the silence.À

The book, which will be launched in Johannesburg on 25 November (International Day of No Violence Against Women) at the Take Back the Night Campaign , is accompanied by nine radio interviews (see below). One I Story a day will be featured on the GL website during the Sixteen Day campaign. To order the book (R50 or USD10 plus postage) please contact To order individual stories or to use radio interviews please contact

Audio Clips – All files are in mp3 format. To listen to the audio, click on the name. To download a file, right click on the file name and click on “Save target as…”

Keba Sebetoane (5.5 Mb)

Who are you to tell me who
I am?
Lindiwe Radebe (11.5 Mb)

Is it a crime to be a woman who
loves other women?
Maleshoane Motsiri (3.5 Mb)
Reclaiming my life
Rose Thamae (3.5 Mb)

From HIV victim to AIDS activist
Marco Ndlovu (8 Mb)

Finding the real me in a
sea of violence
Nono Tintela (6.6 Mb)

I am angry, but I am also
a survivor
Praudia Mosupi (2.5 Mb)

One man’s love eases the
pain of another’s assault
Kgomotso Thamae (900Kb)

An activist at 13
Maureen Xaba (3.5 Mb)


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