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Double Burden: Covid-19 Has Made the Load Women Carry Even Heavier than Before

Even before the pandemic, women carried an unequal burden of social, cultural and economic ills. The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated this, with the effects of lockdown disproportionately affecting women, write Charlotte Motsoari and Amina Mwaikambo ...

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Curbing a Violent Trend: Declining GBV Statistics Hold Little Joy for Those Locked Down with Their Abusers

On paper, the decline in reported gender-based violence (GBV) crimes looks like good news. The reality on the ground is very different: many women remain locked down with their abusers during the Covid-19 pandemic, unable ...

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COVID-19: Where to from Here for Efforts to Support Youth Economic Inclusion?

As the world marks International Youth Day on August 12, it is difficult to ignore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people – particularly on efforts towards youth economic inclusion in Africa. Meaningful ...

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Socioeconomic Oppression and the Need to Rethink Transitional Justice

In South Africa, organized survivors of apartheid violations have increasingly focused on socioeconomic issues. There are continuities, they note, between the colonial and apartheid past and the democratic present. While building on the work of ...

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Inequality Is the Primary Driver of Violence, Say Apartheid Survivors

Describing how high levels of inequality and violence feed each other, survivors of apartheid violations hold that people-driven social transformation is key to reducing both—and to fulfilling the promises of the democratic transition.“What is the ...

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Press Release: Justice for Ahmed Timol and Other Apartheid Victims

The South African Coalition for Transitional Justice (SACTJ) notes with deep concern the decision by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) that it does not intend to pursue charges against two apartheid Security Branch police officers, ...

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We Must Take Action to Mitigate the Impact of Covid-19 on Mental Health

South Africa was already in a state of crisis with a population that was psychologically depleted, even before Covid-19. The pandemic, with its increased fear and stress, is eroding this even further.Our responses to the ...

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