August 24 marks one year since 19-year-old Uyinene Mrwetyana was raped and killed at the Clareinch Post Office before her body was dumped in Khayelitsha. Mrwetyana’s death sparked nationwide outrage and protest, calling for change in SA. Here is a timeline of the events leading to Mrwetyana’s death. On August[…]
Parliament’s presiding officers, led by National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise and National Council of Provinces Chairperson Amos Masondo, have added their voices to mounting public outrage over ongoing gender-based violence (GBV) and femicide incidents around the country. “Bold and resolute action, rather than outrage, however, is what our nation needs[…]
The Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children is appealing to local communities to join hands with interested parties and collectively play their part to end the scourge of violence against women and children. This comes after yet another parolee has been arrested in connection with the murder of a[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Activists picketed outside the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court to demand that no bail be served to the Jesse Hess rape suspect. The aunt of the University of the Western Cape (UWC) student confirmed that the 31-year-old man arrested is a relative of the family and is alleged to have raped a[…]
Scores of public servants will on Friday take part in a march to recommit themselves to a pledge and stand firm against gender-based violence in the country. They will converge on Church Square before marching to the Union Buildings in Pretoria. The action seeks to reinforce calls for all sectors[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday announced a five-point emergency plan to put a halt to gender-based violence during an extraordinary joint sitting of Parliament. The five points are prevention, strengthening the criminal justice system, enhancing the legal and policy framework, ensuring adequate care, support and healing for victims of violence[…]
The Muslim Students Association’s (MSA) Cape chapter has come out in support of victims of femicide and sexual assault. Speaking to VOC, vice chairperson of the MSA’s Cape chapter, Safiyyah Hattas called on Muslims to acknowledge and speak out against perpetrators of women and child abuse within Islamic communities. This[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s calls for South Africa’s National Register for Sex Offenders (NRSO) to be made public after the recent surge in femicide and sexual assaults have been welcomed by many in the country, but the risks of doing so are not negligible. The registrar of the NRSO has subsequently[…]
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