Political Focus And Patriarchal Power Balance Often Override Victim Redress In Sexual Harassment Cases In Workplace

Let's be clear, sexual harassment, whether physical or verbal, is an unwanted act that violates a person's dignity. When such an allegation is made, the focus of attention should be on the victim, and their ...

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The 6th Edition of the African Transitional Justice Forum 2022

The African Union Commission (Department of Political Affairs, Peace and Security) and the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) in collaboration with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Togo (HCRRUN) will be ...

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Gun Killings On The Rise – What Is The Police Strategy? Asks Gun Free SA

About 40% of the 6 424 murders between April and June this year were gun-related, Police Minister Bheki Cele announced when he released crime statistics. Cele said it was shown that firearms were three times more ...

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Corporate Remedy And Accountability A Decade After The Marikana Massacre

Today, 16 August 2022, marks the 10th anniversary of one of the deadliest episodes of violence in South Africa since the end of the Apartheid in 1994: the Marikana Massacre. In the early days of ...

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Women's Month: A Stark Reminder Of How Far We Still Have To Go In Ensuring Women's Safety And Security In South Africa

This year, the commemoration of womxn's month brings about a bag of mixed feelings. Some strides have been made towards protecting and safeguarding womxn's rights, security and bodily integrity, however, the reality on the ground ...

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CSVR Press Release Women's Month: Empowerment Means Addressing Foundational Problems That Undermine Women In South Africa

Lip-service celebration of women in present-day South Africa, while they remain marginalized and often disenfranchised and disempowered is a disservice to the 20 000 women in their diversity, who bravely marched in unison to the State ...

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Ukrainian Women Artists Join South African Activists in Calling for Mutual Understanding of War's Impact

Landmark Women's Month exhibition launches on 11 August with Ukraine-South African dialogue event. The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation and Ukrainian Association of South Africa are bringing a specially curated exhibition, "The Womanly Face of ...

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Press Release: CSVR Condemns the Police Brutality in Responding to the Violent Service Delivery Protests in Tembisa

The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation strongly condemns the heavy handedness of the South African Police and law enforcement agencies, particularly the use of live ammunition to control the protesters in Tembisa ...

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Localising the National GBV Laws through Community SGBV Prevention Strategies

Our communities are the site of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and femicide. When these cases occur, it is communities that reel from such incidents and victims and perpetrators are often members of the community, ...

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