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Disabled women a target for rapists

Media Report from Sowetan Live – Women with disabilities often fall victim to predators in SA, and are twice as likely to be sexually abused, experience intimate partner violence, and are more psychologically vulnerable than non-disabled women, the report said. Image: 123RF Stock Image/ lculig “We want to see if

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GBV and Disability Report Launch

Media Report on 702 Talk Radio Study: Women with disabilities twice as likely to become victims of sexual abuse Research by the Institute for Development in Southern Africa has revealed that South African women with disabilities are twice as likely to become victims of sexual abuse, rape and intimate partner

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HiDSA focuses on women with disabilities and GBV

MELROSE ARCH – HiDSA got a lot of persons living with disabilities in one venue to discuss the challenges faced and propose ways forward for persons with disabilities. People with disabilities can often be forgotten when major policies or decisions are made, however, the Hlanganisa Institute for Development in Southern

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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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