A new generation of South Africans are questioning what freedom means for women and the LGBTQIA+ community. The Break the Silence Movement says it intends on taking conversations about gender-based violence beyond hashtags.
A man accused of raping three girls was denied bail in the North West’s Ditsobotla Magistrates Court. The 54-year-old man has terrorised the Itsoseng community before, earning the name the ‘Axe Man.’
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.
A network of drivers are often the first contact gender-based violence survivors have with people so it’s important they’re trained to communicate with them at their most vulnerable state, says the organisation.
Rape is not only a criminal act but also a health problem because of the possibility of sexually transmitted diseases, unplanned pregnancies, and mental health issues that arise in the aftermath.
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.