LIMPOPO – A 47-year-old mentally disabled man accused of raping an 18-year-old mentally disabled woman four years ago has been released on bail ahead of his next court appearance in January.
Could the lack of adequate counselling and mental health services in South Africa’s health facilities leave sexual violence survivors more vulnerable to post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and suicide? A new national study gives us the answers.
The level of rape in South Africa is comparable to a war zone. Health-e’s Izwi Lami campaign allows survivors to share their voices, access counseling services and campaign for change, all through a free SMS conversation.
As the country marks the end of Child Protection week, residents of Tsakane in Ekurhuleni took to the streets in protest as a 61 year-old man made his second appearance in court, charged with raping an 8-year-old girl.
Transgender people are one of the key populations identified as being at a higher risk of HIV – but they face stigma from society and healthcare workers. One transgender man explains why his community “needs attention now”.