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The war on women and children in South Africa

  • 15 Oct 2020 | by Kammila Naidoo

The family is the site of extremely violent incidents in South African society—particularly involving women and children. What can the state do?

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Lotanang Phala

  • Gauteng

I am a Demand Generation Facilitator for PPPrev at community media trust where my focus is more concerned on sexual health. I also deal with issues of education about abuse, gender-based violence, MMC, HIV testing, and also rape.

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Gender-based violence during lockdown: looking for answers

Why is South Africa not showing the rise in domestic violence cases reported elsewhere in the world?

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Gender-Based Violence at Higher Education Institutions in South Africa

In 2016, numerous protests around the country, many of which concerned sexual violence on campus, once again brought the issue of gender-based violence (GBV) at Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), to the media’s attention as well to the attention of the general South African public.This thematic paper addresses the key characteristics…

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Rape Survivors’ Justice Campaign

  • Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust |Shukumisa Coalition | National (all SA)

The Rape Survivors’ Justice Campaign is a Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust advocacy project, which was started to hold government accountable to its promise to roll out sexual offences courts across the country to provide a victim-centred criminal justice system.

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Ramaphosa’s plans aren’t enough to adequately tackle violent crime in South Africa

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa used his State of the Nation Address on February 7 to outline his relatively new government’s actions and plans. However, the crime prevention strategies he outlined were somewhat stale. Most, especially those related to policing and gender-based violence, have been tried before. They yielded few…

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School-based violence: the context and impacts

Numerous studies on school violence have reached consensus that this phenomenon adversely affects learners and limits their capability to perform well at school. However, many studies have blindly ignored the reality that educators are also affected by school violence. This piece aims to create understanding about school-based violence within context.

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Crime in institutions of higher learning

Evolving dynamics within higher learning institutions have had sever impacts on safety on campuses. Students often face victimisation during their academic pursuit. Theft, burglary, and sexual assault are the most problematic crimes. This piece aims to conceptualise crime on campuses and explore the perceptions of students about the nature of…

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Religious organisations should help combat violence against the LGBTQIA+ community

  • 12 Oct 2018 | by Hanzline R. Davids | Inclusive and Affirming Ministries (IAM)

Religious communities in South Africa are often violent towards the LGBTQIA+ community. The forms of violence are wide-ranging. Faith communities are called to be healers and agents of justice. Therefore, listening to LGBTQIA+ people’s stories is one way to combat the stereotypes, bias and prejudice that nurtures violence.

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Alex youth take on gun violence

  • 04 Oct 2018 | by Sara Chitambo | Gun Free South Africa

Several youth from Alexandra township, who work as part of the Alex FM youth reporters network in partnership with Gun Free South Africa and the Children’s Radio Foundation, decided that this year’s youth day commemoration on June 16th would be dedicated to making their community a safer place by organising…

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