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Gender violence in the Spotlight

An alarming trend of violent attacks on women and children has elicited an outcry from around the country. Moreover, listeners are seeking help on who to contact if they are abused, raped and attacked.

Below find a compilation of stories that not only include victims accounts, but analysis and expert opinion on how to deal with trauma, where and how to get help and why these types of crimes are perpetuated and what you can do to make a difference.

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Justice Department launches programme to tackle intimate femicide

Justice Department launches programme to tackle intimate femicide

Father Smangaliso Mkhatshwa says he hopes the dialogues will lead to effective changes in policies.

Xolani's Opinion: We have taken our eye off the important issue of femicide

Xolani's Opinion: We have taken our eye off the important issue of femicide

Xolani Gwala says a viable solution is needed to circumvent the high rate of women who are dying at the hands of their partners.

Court triumph a win for SA's child victims, says 'Frankel 8' applicant

Court triumph a win for SA's child victims, says 'Frankel 8' applicant

Nicole Levingstein, one of Sydney Frankel's accusers says the ruling helps SA's sexual abuse survivors in their fight for justice.

Why women should consider taking up self-defence classes

Why women should consider taking up self-defence classes

Azania Mosaka spoke to Fisha Patak-Harie, Founder of i-Lead, about how she left her IT job to start the classes.

Soul City Institute for Justice holds a night vigil for safer taxis

Soul City Institute for Justice holds a night vigil for safer taxis

The night vigil is a response to the violence and harassment of women using pubic transport face.

Nokuphila Kumalo's killer, Zwelethu Mthethwa gets 18 years behind bars

Nokuphila Kumalo's killer, Zwelethu Mthethwa gets 18 years behind bars

Mthethwa was convicted of beating to death 23-year-old sex worker Nokuphila Kumalo in Woodstock four years ago.

[WATCH] 150 incidents of women being harassed at taxi ranks #SafeTaxisNow

[WATCH] 150 incidents of women being harassed at taxi ranks #SafeTaxisNow

Women who make use of public transport are often exposed to the risk of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and rape.

Home for sexually abused girls desperately needs accommodation

Home for sexually abused girls desperately needs accommodation

New Life Centre for Girls urgently needs a house to accommodate young children rescued from brothels who have now become family.

Reeva Steenkamp Foundation empowering young women and breaking stigma of abuse

Reeva Steenkamp Foundation empowering young women and breaking stigma of abuse

The Reeva Steenkamp Foundation works with women and children that have been exposed to abuse, CEO Kim Martin explains.