Up to a quarter of a million children, young people and vulnerable adults were abused in New Zealand’s faith-based and state care institutions in the past several decades, a public inquiry revealed on Wednesday. An interim report by the Royal Commission of Inquiry into historical abuse of children in state[…]
A senior Lebanese army source has denied that the military tortured detainees who said they were beaten with sticks and electrocuted after their arrest during riots last week. The seven detainees in question were arrested by the army intelligence on Wednesday in the southern port city of Sidon. That night,[…]
Another former senior Media24 journalist has been accused of sexually abusing boys while he held senior positions in the media. News24 is in the possession of three affidavits from men who accuse 80-year-old Coenie Slabber, a well-known former arts editor who worked at Sunday newspaper Rapport between the 1970s and[…]
Local organisation Enough is Enough is offering those affected by rape, grooming, bullying, depression and other forms of abuse the chance to receive counselling and legal advice at an unbelievably affordable rate. The service aims to assist victims who need motivation, support and guidance. Offering advice for legal issues, they[…]
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[…]
Talks of publicising a national sexual offenders registry by the president of South Africa have been met with both excitement and ambivalence. While femicide and sexual violence have been acknowledged by the South African government as serious issues in the country, concerns remain that the release of a public registry[…]
With August being Women’s Month, and considering the appalling figures of domestic violence, it is fitting that we highlight the plight of many women in South African society. Every year in August, South Africa celebrates Women’s Month and intensifies campaigns around women’s rights. Yet, despite the consistent focus on the[…]
By Anees Teladia The Western Cape Women’s Shelter Movement (WCWSM) and the National Shelter Movement of South Africa (NSM) have called on government to address funding shortages which are preventing the improvement of inadequate shelters for abused women in South Africa. Despite the harsh weather conditions, the organizations held a[…]
Nicole Dlamini* was locked up in a holding cell and harassed by a police officer when she went to the station to report her abusive lover. Her sin was that the officer, who interrogated and detained her, was a former school buddy of her lover. Dlamini had gone to a[…]
The Al Noor Orphanage Centre in Woodstock which faces serious allegations of physical and sexual abuse is denying that it had any knowledge of such abuse. Several children have been removed from the centre, following a preliminary investigation into complaints by the Western Cape Department of Social Development. Director of[…]
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