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GBV Hinders Women’s Freedom - Chipatiso

According to Linda Musariri Chipatiso, it seems incongruous that South Africans celebrate Women's Month, yet stories of conflict and gender-based violence (GBV) flood today's headlines.

In her article titled ‘Gender Violence Still Hinders Women's Freedom’, Chipatiso argues that, “Whether it is the abduction of girls in Nigeria, the unending trial of Oscar Pistorius or the young woman raped and murdered last over the weekend because of her sexuality- the horrific immediacy of violence is all too apparent.”

Over 45 000 Women Raped in August

At 12h25 on 20 August 2014, the number of rapes this month reached a staggering 45 402, according to Blow the Whistle.

Blow the Whistle director, Mike Rowley, points out that, “In August 2014, statistically there’ll be a total of 74,400 rapes,” adding that, “Even though we fight this battle every day, August is the month we’ll make our biggest stand yet.”

NGO Raises Funds for Rape Victims

One women is raped in South Africa every 26 seconds. This alarming statistics and attacks on women seems to be increasingly brutal and fatal, and now a local non-government organisation (NGO) is taking action against these heinous crime.

Men Against Rape (MAR) are to host a fundraising concert to mark men's month at the Tongaat Town Hall in KwaZulu-Natal this weekend, and all proceeds will go towards the organisation in its pursuit to provide support to victims of rape.

Part of the Sexual Offences Act Unconstitutional

The Western Cape (WC) High Court has declared section 50(2) of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act (Sexual Offences Act) unconstitutional.

The applicant, who admitted to raping three minor children while he himself was still a minor, was sentenced in terms of the Child Justice Act and his name was entered into the National Register for Sexual Offenders in terms of section 50(2) of the Act.

Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust: Thuthuzela Care Centre Coordinator

The Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust has a vision of a South Africa in which women are safe in their communities and where the criminal justice system supports and empowers rape survivors in all its interventions.  The Rape Crisis Cape Town’s mission is to promote an end to violence against women, specifically rape, and to assist women to achieve their right to live free from violence by reducing the trauma experienced by rape survivors, encouraging reporting of rape incidents and facilitating the active engagement of communities in challenging high rape rates and flaws in the criminal justice s

Call for Applications: Experience in Business Plan Writing for an NGO

WARear an anti-rape and gender based violence non-governmental organisation (NGO) with a difference.

WARear is calling for applications for a candidate to write up a business plan for the gender violence based organisation.

Requirements:

  • Experience in NGO business plan writing essential;
  • Structural organisation experience;
  • Opportunity for further employment within the organisation possible. 

Enquiries, email: gabrielle@warear.co.za

Lawyers against Abuse: Director of Legal and Advocacy

Lawyers against Abuse (LvA) is a non-governmental organisation based in Diepsloot, a neighborhood in the northern part of Johannesburg. LvA provides direct legal and psycho-social services to victims of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault and assault in a domestic violence context. LvA works closely with other community-based organisations and state actors, like police officers and court clerks, in Diepsloot. LvA is also involved in community engagement through workshops in schools, neighborhoods and with the police.

Lawyers against Abuse: Executive Director

Lawyers against Abuse (LvA) is a non-governmental organisation based in Diepsloot, a neighborhood in the northern part of Johannesburg. LvA provides direct legal and psycho-social services to victims of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault and assault in a domestic violence context. LvA works closely with other community-based organisations and state actors, like police officers and court clerks, in Diepsloot. LvA is also involved in community engagement through workshops in schools, neighborhoods and with the police.

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