GENDER

Protesters against gender-based violence complain of being manhandled by police

Arrested demonstrators were crammed into vans and kept together in a cell for breaking Covid-19 regulations

By Nokulunga Majola - 2 July 2020

“GBV is a pandemic. Do something about it!”

Hundreds protest against violence against women at Parliament

By Ashraf Hendricks - 30 June 2020

Women in danger let down by courts

High Court takes five days to issue a protection order against domestic violence

By Steve Kretzmann - 26 June 2020

Stun grenades thrown at Parliament protesters

March against gender-based violence marred by group of drunk men

By James Stent - 24 June 2020

Mothers say they are not receiving child maintenance payments during lockdown

New payment system at Department of Justice is blamed by protesters

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 9 June 2020

Court victory for “invisible, undocumented children”

Fathers to be able to register the births of their children without the mother being present or giving consent

By Tania Broughton - 20 May 2020
Photo of protesters

Covid-19 and women: This is what government needs to do

National response needs to be gender sensitive and pro-poor

By Sonia Phalatse - 7 April 2020
Photo of protesters

Woman raped in public library organises protest to demand better security

About 50 learners from various high schools protested outside Uitenhage Public Library

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 6 March 2020
Photo of a woman

Report finds shocking violence against sex workers

101 female sex workers, some of them transwomen, died in the 2018/19 year. Half of them were murdered, says SWEAT report

By Ashraf Hendricks - 6 March 2020
Photo of protesters

Budget Day marked by protests and marches

Issues included unemployment, climate change and gender rights

By Ashraf Hendricks, Tariro Washinyira and Vincent Lali - 26 February 2020
Photo of people marching with flag

Murder of lesbian prompts Mpumalanga march against violence

800 people march after Portia Mtsweni killed in Tweefontein

By Nompumelelo Mahlangu - 6 January 2020
Photo of people protesting with placards

Khayelitsha court doesn’t cater properly for rape survivors, report finds

Rape Crisis demands better conditions at sexual offences court

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 10 December 2019
Photo of woman

No justice for Khayelitsha woman, raped while taking a nap

Activists say they were horrified to see accused walking around the court’s waiting area

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 9 December 2019
Photo of mother and baby

Healthy baby for Shoprite cashier who was assaulted while pregnant

Video of assault shocked SA

By Velani Ludidi - 21 November 2019
Photo of Rachel Jewkes

Study shows targeted interventions can reduce gender violence

Results from a programme run in urban informal settlements in eThekwini look promising

By Elsabé Brits - 30 October 2019

Family in Brakpan terrorised for laying rape charges

“They always break the door and enter with guns, pangas, golf clubs and sticks. They beat us”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 28 October 2019