gender based violence

Dlamini-Zuma urges men to lead in fighting GBV

Minister of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has called on men to take the lead in fighting gender-based violence. Addressing the third African Union Men’s Conference in Pretoria, she says violence against women and girls must come to an end. The two-day gathering is attended by[…]

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Numsa urges women to unite against Gender-based Violence

The National Union of Metalworkers’ Union of South Africa (Numsa) has urged women to unite against Gender-based Violence. The union’s second deputy president, Puleng Phaka says the current crop of women is facing a different struggle from those who fought against the oppressive pass laws. She was addressing Numsa members in Kimberley[…]

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Parliament to host public hearings on gender-based violence bills

Parliament will host public hearings this week into three bills relating to gender-based violence. The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services is processing the three bills, which parliament has described as crucial proposed legislation. The three bills are the Domestic Violence Amendment Bill, the Criminal Law Amendment Bill and[…]

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Fears grow for victims over gender-based violence amid lockdown

As the lockdown continues fears are growing for victims of gender-based violence. A Cape Town-based organisation The One-Thousand Women Trust says it is seeing more cases because women are staying with their abusers 24-7. The Trust’s Caroline Peters says they’re also concerned because domestic violence shelters in South Africa are[…]

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Gender NGO wants ‘remedial’ action against Mamabolo, Malema

Lobby group Sonke Gender Justice wants “appropriate remedial steps” to be taken against ANC MP Boy Mamabolo and EFF leader Julius Malema for their “politicisation” of gender-based violence (GBV) during Tuesday’s debate on the State of the Nation Address. In a statement released on Wednesday, Sonke condemned “in the strongest[…]

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