sexual violence

Experts unpack sexual violence amongst children

The Teddy Bear Clinic says it has assisted children as young as five that have instigated or orchestrated instances of sexual violence, having full awareness of the wrong they were about to commit. The clinic’s director, Dr Shaheda Omar, spoke to VOC’s Breakfast Beat show following the alleged gang rape[…]

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SANDF sexual abuse exposé triggers call for transparent investigations into alleged perpetrators 

Amnesty International has come out in condemnation of the information revealed in a recent report by the Mail & Guardian, demanding that the relevant authorities “ensure transparency around the handling of investigations relating to ‘rampant’ sexual abuse and exploitation within the South African National Defence Force (SANDF).” According to the[…]

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Educators council not doing enough to curb sexual violence: CGE

The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has expressed disappointment over the spate of sexual violence in schools. The CGE met with the South African Council of Educators (SACE) Teddy Bear Clinic and the Department of Basic Education on Tuesday in Johannesburg to discuss findings from recent site inspections at various schools across the country.[…]

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Dros rape: Nicholas Ninow to hear his fate

WARNING: This story contains graphic details Nicholas Ninow, who pleaded guilty to rape, is expected to hear his fate on Monday when the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria makes a pronouncement on the charges he faced. Ninow, who admitted to raping a seven-year-old girl in a Dros restaurant’s bathroom in Pretoria[…]

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Dros rape survivor to testify at trial

JOHANNESBURG – The young survivor in the Dros rape case will be testifying on Wednesday. READ: Rape survivor calls for quicker prosecution against perpetrators The North Gauteng High Court has already heard from three witnesses, as well as the accused, Nicholas Ninow. Two women, employed at the restaurant, told their version of events[…]

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