Child Abuse

SA: All lives matter, put GBV prevention at the centre

SA: All lives matter, put GBV prevention at the centre

By Kubi Rama Johannesburg, 12 September: Over the last while I, like many South Africans, have been reeling under the deluge of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) everywhere in our country. A gender activist for over 25 years, I did not know what to say or do. I vacillated between anger, powerlessness, fear, grief and then finally […]

Lesotho: Fight to end child marriages rages on

Lesotho: Fight to end child marriages rages on

By Gerard Molupe Maseru, 10 May: There  is a disturbing trend of children who get married at the young age in Lesotho. This happens mostly in the rural areas of the country where poverty is rife. The Women and Law in Southern Africa (WLSA) Senior Programmes Officer Attorney Mohau Maapesa says they are also concerned […]

May 24, 2019 Themes: Child Abuse | Children | Reproductive health Programs: VRC Clippings

Child marriages: Is prosecution the answer?

Child marriages: Is prosecution the answer?

Malawi: 08 May 2019, A constitutional amendment of 2017 in Malawi may have raised the age of marriage from 16 to 18 for both boys and girls but child marriages are still rampant, a development that has compelled some rights activists to call for stiffer penalties including jail terms for executors of child marriages. A […]

May 8, 2019 Themes: Child Abuse | Children | Sex roles | Young Women Programs: News

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.

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

Name of monitor: Patricia Mahachi Name of Television station: SABC 3 Name of programme: News @ 9 Date of broadcast: 04/12/2018 Genre: News Time: Time of broadcast: 21:00:21:30 GBV focus: Implicit Gem Classification: Gender Aware but neglects issues of GBV against LGBTQ community Story number: 3 Theme: GBV and Gender Equality Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jATnR74sDz0 Headline 16 […]

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

Name of monitor: Patricia Mahachi Name of Television station: SABC 3 Name of programme: News @ 9 Date of broadcast: 27/11/2018 Genre: News Time: Time of broadcast: 21:00:21:30 GBV focus: Explicit Gem Classification: Gender Aware Story number: 4 Theme: GBV, Rape Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j3hSj6euCw Headline Three accused of raping a 12 year old girl. Description Three […]

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 […]

Zimbabwe sets the tone for eradication of child marriages

Zimbabwe  sets the tone for eradication of child marriages

Written by Ruth Butaumocho 8 October: Two years ago, two unassuming rural girls Loveness Mudzuru (22) and Ruvimbo Tsopodzi (21) from Zimbabwe made history when the country’s Constitutional Court made a watershed ruling in their favour, outlawing child marriages. Having been married off barely in their teens, the duo was supposed to be victims caught […]

October 8, 2018 Themes: Child Abuse | Children | GBV | Gender equality | Young Women Programs: Gender & Media

Swaziland: Busisiwe Phiri

Busisiwe Phiri is a married woman aged 43. She is a care giver at Ngwenya village. Her story goes as follows. I was born in Ngwenya village under Hhohho region. My home is very close to the border between Swaziland and South Africa. It is the main border post in Swaziland to South Africa. My […]

September 19, 2018 Themes: Child Abuse | GBV | Gender based violence | Gender equality | Human Rights Programs: Protocol @ work

SA: GBV perpetrators must be brought to account

SA: GBV perpetrators must be brought to account

By Sandiswa Manana Johannesburg, 31 August:  Odwa Nkololo, a father of two, was sentenced three life sentences in prison for raping and murdering a four-year-old Iyapha Yamile and for also raping another seven-year-old girl. He appeared before the magistrate in the Western Cape high Court last week, Tuesday. Iyapha Yamile disappeared in Khayelitsha on Easter Sunday […]

August 31, 2018 Themes: Child Abuse | GBV Programs: News