Female State of the Nation: The health issues we should be concerned about

By Rebecca Hodes, Marion Stevens, and Jen Thorpe Marion: The State of the Nation speech happened last week and despite a number of health challenges continuing to face South Africans, far less was said about this than would have been the ideal. In fact, more was said about the Rhino protection programme. Within health the broad … Continue reading Female State of the Nation: The health issues we should be concerned about

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Female State of the Nation: Part 4: Crime and Human Rights

By Jen Thorpe Read Part 1 'Where are We', Part 2 'Women and the Economy', Part 3: 'Energy and the Environment' As South Africans it seems that it is impossible to go a day without seeing a news headline of a violent attack in some form. Between 2006 and 2013, more than one million crimes … Continue reading Female State of the Nation: Part 4: Crime and Human Rights

The other half of the conversation: Osrin and daily violence

By Dela Gwala Last year, Tim Osrin made the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town infamous by attacking Cynthia Joni because he thought she was a sex worker. Five UCT students cemented this new found infamy by assaulting Delia Adonis on the pavements of Claremont. “ Racially-motivated” attacks is what the headlines cried. But in both these … Continue reading The other half of the conversation: Osrin and daily violence

Confronting Birth Violence in South Africa

By Rachelle Chadwick and Marion Stevens We know that gender and sexual violence are major problems in South Africa. We know that we have shockingly high rates of rape, domestic violence and femicide. What is not always recognised however is a different form of violence against women. This is violence that is perpetrated predominantly by … Continue reading Confronting Birth Violence in South Africa