Gender-based Violence

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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GBV: A Social Justice Issue Requiring a Social Justice Response

Gender-based violence in South Africa is a scourge. At the heart of it is the impact of imbalanced power relations at individual and societal levels and inequities that are entrenched in family, communal and social ...

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Sexual Violence as a Weapon of War against Men and LGBTQI+ People is Severely Underestimated and Overlooked

Among the worst crimes of conflict are the scourge of rape and sexual violations as weapons of war. Without deprioritising attention to women and girls, equal acknowledgement must be given to men and boys and/including ...

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The Nexus Between Substance Abuse and Sexual Violence in SA

The intersections of substance abuse and sexual and gender-based violence demonstrate the need for collaborative interventions. South Africa has a daunting drug problem. Post-1994, the proliferation of drugs on the country’s streets has triggered a myriad ...

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Covid-19: The Intimacies of Pandemics

This workshop is structured around two recent projects:COVID-19: The Intimacies of Pandemics, is a special issue co-edited by Danai S Mupotsa and Moshibudi Motimele. In the midst of narratives that attempt to present the spread and effects ...

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Transforming Attitudes, Beliefs and Norms Is a Must to Win the War against GBV in South Africa

The 8th of March marks International Women’s Day, a global day for celebrating women’s achievements and recognise challenges that persist when it comes to achieving gender equality.

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