There is a link between HIV infection and gender-based violence, a study shows. The cultural and economic issues that prevent women from speaking up, also create a climate for intimate partner violence.
A Limpopo high court handed down a life sentence to the man who killed an intern doctor Shongile Nkhwashu. Officials say the sentence sends a stern warning to perpetrators of gender based violence.
Each day, women and girls around the world are trapped in abusive marriages that are sanctioned by patriarchal communities. This is the anonymous story of a young woman in KwaZulu-Natal, trapped in a forced marriage by her own family and how she escaped sexual, physical, financial and emotional abuse, as told to Health-e News reporter Nomfundo Ntshangase.
Every year, South Africans read dozens of terrible stories on gender-based vio-lence, which normalizes this scourge. It’s time to stop being numb to this national pain, writes community worker Tsamme Mmammone Mfundisi.