16 Days of Activism

Need for a holistic approach to combat violence: expert

Although the increased focus on violence against women and children by government and civil society is laudable, it is insufficient if there is to be any hope of changing South Africa’s social environment. Lucy Jamieson, a senior researcher at UCT’s Children’s Institute, said there’s a problematic societal acceptance of violence[…]

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Ramaphosa withdraws from interview, cites concerns raised about gender-based violence

Civil society organisation Wise4Afrika has welcomed the decision by President Cyril Ramaphosa to withdraw from a scheduled interview with a Johannesburg-based radio station. In a statement earlier on Thursday, the Presidency says Ramaphosa withdrew after noting concerns raised by Wise4Afrika and the Soul City Institute regarding the character of the[…]

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City gives R2 million boosts to fight GBV

South African’s femicide and gender-based violence awareness has undoubtedly spiked recently with several high-profile cases of rape and murder making local headlines for long periods and now the City of Cape Town is looking to increase meaningful social engagement with academics and professionals on the matter. At the launch of[…]

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Has 16 Days of Activism helped?

At times, it feels like the war against gender-based violence simply won’t end. Police stats show more women are reporting incidents. It appears the country is not a safe place for women. READ: ‘Women have no fault in this’: Ramaphosa speaks on GBV As the 16 Days of Activism campaign begins, here are some of[…]

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President Ramaphosa to launch 16 Days of Activism in Limpopo

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Monday launch the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children at the Witpoort police station in Lephalale, Limpopo. Scores of women and children have been abused, raped and killed in the country since the beginning of the year. Ramaphosa is expected to outline[…]

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‘Gender based violence needs to be unsilenced’

“Stand up and speak out. Unsilence violence.”  These were the words which echoed from a number of speakers raising the alarm on gender based violence  (GBV) in communities. Faith-based leaders led the silent picket outside the Athlone stadium this morning in a unified show of solidarity with women and children[…]

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