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Provide safety and refuge for abused women

MELROSE ESTATE – Various organisations and shelters came together for the launch of the research report which provides a framework for the government to pay the true costs of sheltering for abused women. After much research into the costs involved in sheltering abused women, a report providing the proposed framework

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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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SA Women in Dialogue honours Mrs. Sobukwe

South African Women in Dialogue honours the life and legacy of struggle stalwart Mrs. Zondeni Veronica Sobukwe, widow of Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) Founder Robert Sobukwe, who died at her home in Graaf Reinet at the age of 91, forty years after the death of her beloved husband. She was

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