‘50 Shades’ sparks debate over gender violence

The movie adaption of the bestselling novel, 50 Shades of Grey, was officially released last week amidst a heap of controversy. Despite the book’s widespread success, the story has been slated for what many see as a promotion of physical, sexual and emotional abuse. Despite receiving overwhelmingly negative reviews, this[…]

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Silence gives abusers power: Nhleko

When abusers are not reported to the police immediately, they become emboldened, Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko said on Thursday. “This nation needs to talk to itself on how best it wants to proceed, as there can never be a policeman or woman in every household,” he said in a speech[…]

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Lifeline/Childline assisting abuse victims

In line with the 16 Days of Activism Campaign for no violence against women and children, local NGO Lifeline/Childline are seeking to bring about awareness to their work in providing therapeutic counseling to child victims of rape, sexual abuse, and other traumatic experiences. The organization works under a seemingly two[…]

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Elderly face untold abuse

The plight of the elderly will be on the national agenda on Sunday, as people from around the globe mark World Elder Abuse awareness day. Launched In 2006 as a campaign to raise awareness to the ill treatment of the elderly, the day is observed in countries ranging from the[…]

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