Bangladeshi police has launched an all-female unit to tackle a rise in online abuse and harassment targeting women, the country’s police chief said, as authorities seek to address growing public concern about gender-based violence. Police hope the unit will encourage more women to come forward to report digital abuse, including[…]
Over the past three months, 92 cases have been struck off the court roll due to Western Cape SAPS inefficiencies. With 66 of the cases related to domestic violence, femicide or gender-based violence (GBV). This was according to Albert Fritz, Western Cape Minister for Community Safety, who released a report[…]
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[…]
As the country moves into the tail end of Women’s Month, non-profit organization Safe Space is in the process of launching an innovative website that holds the key to significantly reducing gender based violence through the means of social awareness. Safe Space is a female-run and owned Non-Profit Company that[…]
An Eastern Cape man tried to take his own life after allegedly killing Wits University student Asithandile “Kwasa” Zozo in Dutywa on Monday. The death of Zozo has sparked outrage on social media, with Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi expressing her grief on Twitter. The suspect, whose age is unknown, is[…]
One of the three bills intended to curb gender-based violence will allow for the online application of protection orders if passed, Justice Minister Ronald Lamola announced in his budget vote speech. He introduced the adjusted budget for the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development to a mini-plenary of the National[…]
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[…]
When the beating began on March 25, Parvathi* tried the usual things first, but things were different under the nation-wide coronavirus lockdown. As her husband began beating her, she would run out into the narrow lanes of the slum she lives in to call for help from her neighbours, a[…]
Despite the national lockdown, crime is still prevalant in the country with authorities concerned about gender based violence. Police Minister Bheki Cele said during the first six days of the national 21 day lockdown, police received more than 87 000 gender-based violence complaints. He said one of the cases included[…]
A group of women have highlighted that the plight of women is still one that needs urgent attention. According to the founder of the Facebook page SA Women Fight Back, Bronwyn Litkie, the group’s endeavors began on Women’s Day last year. Six months later, it has garnered the support of[…]
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