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Victims Of Sexual Violence Lack Victim Friendly Interviewing Rooms

Victims Of Sexual Violence Lack Victim Friendly Interviewing Rooms

This statement follows an oversight visits to Camperdown and Mpophomeni Police Stations by DA Shadow Minister of Police, Zakhele Mbhele MP , DA KZN Spokesperson on Community Safety and Liaison, Dr Rishigen Viranna MPL and DA KZN DAWN Leader, Shehana Kajee. Please find soundbites in English and IsiZulu by Mr Mbhele. Following our parliamentary reply […]

Fire Incident Kills 64 People Including 41 Children In Russia

Fire Incident Kills 64 People Including 41 Children In Russia

Russians vented their anger at authorities on Tuesday over a huge mall fire that killed at least 64 people, including 41 children, many of whom were trapped in the inferno by locked doors. President Vladimir Putin flew to the scene in the Siberian city of Kemerovo two days after the tragedy and laid roses at […]

Amplifying The Voices Of Vulnerable Women And Children- The Story Of A Warrior

Amplifying The Voices Of Vulnerable Women And Children- The Story Of A Warrior

When she was a teen, Clementine Uwamahoro came face-to-face with evil that robbed her of her innocence. Uwamahoro was raped by her brother-in-law, and shockingly, with the help of her own sister. Her sister had failed to give birth and on advice of a ‘traditional’ doctor, her husband was advised to sleep with his wife’s […]

Boko Haram Victims Totally Dependent On External Aid

Boko Haram Victims Totally Dependent On External Aid

The charity Doctors Without Borders says hundreds of thousands of people displaced in remote areas of Borno State in northeastern Nigeria by the Boko Haram insurgency are totally dependent on external aid for survival. Doctors Without Borders, also known by its French acronym, MSF, describes the living conditions of hundreds of thousands of internally displaced […]

Hashtag Activism Like #NotOkay Is Challenging Rape Culture

Hashtag Activism Like #NotOkay Is Challenging Rape Culture

Twitter campaigns can encourage men to shut down degrading “locker room talk” and provide victims with a voice, according to a study of #NotOkay, an online reaction to U.S. President Donald Trump’s statements about grabbing women’s genitals. Researchers at Michigan State University (MSU), who examined hundreds of #NotOkay tweets, found that people used social media […]

The Amended Version And Impact Of The Rape Law On Victims

The Amended Version And Impact Of The Rape Law On Victims

Six years ago, Dee, we will call her, was brutally gang raped while on her way home from a party. She was intoxicated. “I got pregnant and disgraced because of it and today the boy is six years old and I love him even though his father raped me,” she said, shyly looking away in […]

Safe Haven Turned Into Nightmare For Somali Woman

Safe Haven Turned Into Nightmare For Somali Woman

The memory comes back to her with certain smells. The smell of fire. The smell of sweat. Fardowso begins to tremble because she cannot forget what those men have done to her. Fardowso means heaven – it’s not her real name. It is the name she has chosen to stay anonymous. “They took everything away […]

The Rape Surge In The Society Must Stop

The Rape Surge In The Society Must Stop

The federal and state governments have been charged to pursue actions and measures directed at protecting the girl-child from all forms of abuse. The Managing Director/Chief Executive of Agilent Wireless Ltd, Mr. Lawrence Anirejuortise Wilbert lamented that cases of sexual abuse of girl-child especially by relations were getting out of hand. Wilbert who aspired to […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Tears For The Victim. Cheers For The Survivor.

LOUD WHISPERS: Tears For The Victim. Cheers For The Survivor.

As she lost consciousness on the doomed Sosoliso flight on December 10th 2005, Kechi Okwuchi went into a deep void. She did not know exactly what had happened till she woke up in her hospital bed in Milpark Hospital, Johannesburg. Her condition was so bad that she had to be placed in an induced coma. […]

Rape Statistics Are Down But That’s Not The Full Story

Rape Statistics Are Down But That’s Not The Full Story

The recently released crime statistics in South Africa are another reminder how the experience of violence shapes the lives of many women in our society. With 110 rape cases a day, the figures of sexual violence remain shockingly high and very often those wanting to intervene only perpetuate the problem of victim blaming. Earlier this […]

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