gender violence

Fasiha Hassan on women’s right and activism

Prominent student activist Fasiha Hassan says Imam Abdullah Haron is testament to the fact that the practise of Islam should not be separate to one’s activism. She was addressing a packed crowd at Solly and Zahrah Noor auditorium at Islamia College last night, for the annual Imam Haron Memorial lecture.[…]

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Urgent solutions needed for gender violence: Nzimande

The South African Communist Party’s (SACP) General Secretary, Blade Nzimande, is concerned about the escalation of gender-based violence in the country. His comment follows a rise in the number of women and children who have been abused, raped or killed in recent weeks. Speaking in Ekurhuleni where the SACP has[…]

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Youth Summit to tackle gender violence

A youth summit organised by civil society and inter-faith organisations will be held during the international 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence on 10 December 2016 at The Castle of Good Hope. The youth summit is an initiative advocated by Madina Institute, Centre for Non-violence and Peace Studies, United[…]

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New centre for victims of abuse in Steenberg

The Steenberg Community Policing Forum (CPF) has taken a stand against abuse by launching a new one-stop centre for women and children who are survivors of abuse. It comes amidst an influx of reports of domestic violence cases. The Philisa Abafazi Bethu (PABs) offices has been designed to attend to[…]

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‘End violence against women’: CMRM

In light of two high profile cases of gender violence in the media recently, the Claremont Main Road Mosque (CMRM) will host a vigil on Friday 13 February to draw attention to the cycle of violence plaguing women. Two weeks ago, five year old Kayde Williams from Bredasdorp was raped[…]

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Gender violence costs SA

As South Africa marked the last day of the 16 Days of Activism on Wednesday, analysts say gender violence has a negative impact on our already ailing economy. The impact is an estimated 1.3% of South Africas GDP annually, according to Laura Brooks, a consultant at KPMG. “We tried to[…]

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Not enough victim support: 16 days

An inefficient judicial system, lack of awareness within the police force and ignorance around what constitutes abuse, are some of the reasons behind the high levels of violence in South Africa. That’s according to Bernedette Ross, the deputy-director of the Saartje Baartman centre for Women and Children in Manenberg, who[…]

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