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#OPINION: Funding needed for women’s shelters

My family and I recently went through a gruelling experience of domestic violence perpetrated against a close relative. Unfortunately, because this was a family member who had been warned against what most of us characterised as “crazy love”, it was difficult to sympathise with her victimhood. Without realising it, we

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RELIGION MUST RESPECT – ACCEPT LGBTQ PEOPLE

In the past decade, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTIQ) people have made significant legal and political gains in South Africa, including the freedom to marry. LGBTIQ people across South Africa seem to lack clear recourse and redress when they are fired, evicted, or refused service because of their

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ARE WE PLASTERING OVER SOCIAL ILLS

Growing up, it was not uncommon to hear the phrase “men are dogs” – often used by many of my matriarch during those acute episodes of romantic relationships gone wrong. I never took it literally and neither did I apply my mind to what they were implying, until I suffered

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PARTNER ABUSES AMONG LGBTIQ

South Africa has been reported as having one of the highest rates of intimate partner violence (IPV) in the world. IPV is defined as violence between individuals in a romantic or sexual relationship; this violence encompasses physical, psychological/emotional and sexual violence. However, studies and social and behavioural change interventions have

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