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Insight into vulnerability of disabled women

Media Report from SABC NEWS Hlanganisa says that, because of lack of knowledge by families, children with disabilities do not get access to special schools. A new report has given insight into how vulnerable people living with disabilities can be prone to gender-based violence. The Hlanganisa Institute for Development in

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The ones that we do not see!

Media Report from RosieMotene Blog On Tuesday evening I was invited to give the keynote address at an event hosted by Hlanganisa Institue for Development in Southern Africa and The Joint Gender Fund. The event was to celebrate their 10th-year anniversary as well as release the toolkit and address the

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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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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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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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