South Africa’s sexual offense statistics are alarming. A high-profile court case sparked a national debate about rape culture as well as the formation of a group that is fighting for justice for survivors.
Date17.06.2017 | 13:14
TagsAustin Davis, Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo, Jacob Zuma, Jennifer Collins, Khwezi, One in Nine Campaign, rape, sexual abuse, sexual offense, South Africa, women's rights, Zaheer Cassim
The brutality of a recent rape and murder has drawn attention to an alarming rise of sexual violence in India. Activists say the surge is part of a deeper social dysfunction. Murali Krishnan reports from New Delhi.
Date17.05.2017 | 11:45
Tagsgang rape, India, Jyoti Singh, Murali Krishnan, National Commission for Women, rape, Violence against women
As a South African Indian girl born and raised in Durban, I can say that for the most part I have lived a sheltered and somewhat privileged life… I say privileged because even if there was a life out there that I did not know about, I was so sheltered and naive that it didn’t bother me.
Date16.05.2017 | 10:43
TagsDurban, equal pay, rape, Sarona Wolter, South Africa, Trevor Noah, Violence against women, women's right
The women of the Samburu tribe face many hardships, including circumcision, child marriage and sexual abuse. Some had enough and decided to set up a safe village just for women.
Date02.05.2017 | 10:01
A recent spate of jaw-dropping judgments and statements by judges and lawmakers in different parts of the world somehow seem to suggest that the unmistakable distinction between rape and consensual sex can get blurry in the very domains that should stringently uphold it, namely the courtroom and parliament.
Date18.04.2017 | 15:54
TagsBrenda Haas, consent, gang rape, Italy, Mexico, no means no, rape, sex, sexual assault, sexual harassment, women's rights