South Africa Women Fight Back has roped in police stations in key cities in South Africa, during the launch of its campaign in commemoration of the global 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence (GBV) which runs from 25 November to 10 December. Founder Bronwyn Litkey spoke to VOC’s Breakfast[…]
A Cape Town-born woman has broken her silence on a harrowing experience of sexual violence, allegedly at the hands of her grandfather. The man, in his eighties, is a former teacher and well respected within the Muslim community. The young woman, based in the Middle East, released a video on[…]
Kabiru, a tall man in his late 20s, is exhausted. With a group of men, he has to prepare food for about 2,000 displaced Nigerians living in Gombyo camp. Kabiru, who goes only by one name, pours water in a large pot of rice. His task is to ensure there’s[…]
The UK’s Daily Mail on Wednesday named the American woman killed by a lioness at the Fourways Lion Park outside Johannesburg as Katherine Chappell. The website reported that Chappell was a 29-year-old film editor who worked on an Emmy-winning episode of Game of Thrones. She was in Africa to raise[…]
With child victims of rape and sexual assault often experiencing major difficulties in finding the confidence to testify against alleged perpetrators, it has become an all too common occurrence to see such cases dropped. As such, local child protection NGO, Childline SA has called for better court preparation for victims[…]
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