After tweeting to the presidency about her numerous gender-based violence (GBV) experiences, Sihle Bolani has only been met with a deafening silence despite a resounding response from South Africa. She asks why there hasn’t been decisive action to tackle GBV with the same gusto as the Covid-19 pandemic. By: Sihle Bolani.
I am driven to the darkest place of despair inside my head, every women killed is a knife to my heart and a scar on my already tattered soul, writes Vanessa Tedder. She encourages everyone to speak up when they see or suspect abuse taking place
The latest turnaround time and sentencing of perpetrators of gender-based violence (GBV) is a positive indication that the criminal justice system is taking the matter seriously, but activists want government to show its commitment through funding.
Tembisa women are reporting cases of domestic violence and sexual assault more than before. Dipuo Thobejane, a social worker at People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA), attributes this to an increase in awareness campaigns.