Church Wedding in the Eastern Cape, 1920.
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Before colonialism black South Africans viewed sex and morality very differently than today.
Students organize a walkout to protest sexual violence on campuses and to support survivors of sexual assault, in Kingston, Ont., at Queen’s University, in September 2021.
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A national framework to address and prevent sexual and gender-based violence at post-secondary institutions includes a tool to guide responses to victims, alleged perpetrators and the community.
Members of the African Christian Democratic Party protesting against the decriminalisation of sex work in South Africa.
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The repeal of outdated apartheid-era laws would have a far-reaching, positive impact on individual sex workers’ health and well-being.
Maternal health is an issue a new government must urgently address in Nigeria.
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When women have opportunities, a country’s economic productivity and development is enhanced.
There have been calls for a judicial inquiry into abuse in Canadian sport, but a restorative approach would better protect athletes.
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There are growing calls for a judicial inquiry to investigate abuse in Canadian sport. We argue that there are better alternatives to address the problem.
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The tools for reach and influence that the internet provides might be unprecedented. But people like Tate are simply pedalling the age-old sexist views that fuel gendered violence.
A past anti-FGM campaign meeting in Kajiado County, Kenya.
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In Kenya, the prevalence of female genital mutilation has dropped by 24.2 percentage points where an alternative rite of passage is being tried.
Dominic Ongwen is the first LRA commander to be found guilty of war crimes committed in Northern Uganda.
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Ongwen’s case ends the blanket amnesty that African courts have always granted ex-child abductees over war crimes
A staff member carries bedding to a suite at Toronto’s Interval House, an emergency shelter for women in abusive situations, in 2017.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that shelters helping survivors of domestic violence are essential. Retention and recruitment issues in the gender-based violence sector require systemic solutions.
Women described feeling dehumanised, powerless and violated. Some experienced psychological and emotional abuse, while others were threatened and yelled at.
Taking guns from abusers saves lives.
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Research shows that removing guns from violent abusers saves lives. But laws doing just that are at risk of being ruled unconstitutional, following a landmark Supreme Court guns case.
Protestors in Gqeberha, South Africa, demonstrating against gender-based violence.
Improving access to affordable housing and increasing benefit assistance rates are some sustainable solutions to the chronic cycle of homelessness faced by women fleeing violence.
Letitia Wright in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Black Panther and its sequel are more than just good movies: they can be used as teaching tools.
Study finds that the language used in news reports is often part of the problem, not the solution.
As home secretary, Priti Patel explained the UK government’s reservations over certain provisions in the Istanbul convention.
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The Istanbul convention aims to tackle violence, including domestic abuse, rape, female genital mutilation and forced marriage. Some states are wavering in their commitment to its provisions.
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We need not just an acknowledgement of children as victim-survivors in their own right but a commitment to boost resourcing of child-centred recovery support.
Ongoing conflicts in many countries mean that women will continue to seek protection in South Africa.
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The continuing precarity and vulnerability to violence has long term consequences for these women’s health and well-being.
The insidiousness of misogyny lies in not allowing women ownership of their bodies.
The incident at St. Xavier’s University in Kolkata amounts to gendered harassment.
Nepalese girls rest for observation after receiving the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 in Kathmandu, Nepal.
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The impacts of COVID-19 must be incorporated into women, peace and security planning in order to improve the lives of women and girls in postwar countries like Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Hundreds of people gather on the small hill were some of the Marikana miners were shot by police in 2012.
The country urgently needs more people who are committed to living decently to undo the systemic humiliation caused by political and economic institutions.