South Africa Women Fight Back has roped in police stations in key cities in South Africa, during the launch of its campaign in commemoration of the global 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence (GBV) which runs from 25 November to 10 December. Founder Bronwyn Litkey spoke to VOC’s Breakfast[…]
With Tuesday marking the final day of 2019’s 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children, very little is spoken about workplace relations and the topic of sexual harassment. Erica Emdon, a director at Public Interest Practice that focuses broadly on human rights law, the rule of[…]
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[…]
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[…]
The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) South Africa and its Women’s Forum, in partnership with Islamic Relief, is expected to host several initiatives in response to high levels of gender-based-violence In Cape Town. It forms part of their ongoing commitment to honour the 16 Days of Activism against No Violence Against[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
As part of the 16 days of activism, the Nyanga Community Police Forum held a summit on Women’s Safety last week. The aim was to engage with young women about their rights protecting themselves from any form of abuse. Although there are many forms of abuse, the most prominent are[…]
“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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