In the fight against gender-based violence, the media can be both friend and foe. For women trying to leave abusive relationships, for instance, the media can be a source of support and aid. The internet can further be used – through blogs like this one – to disseminate education on recognizing and challenging GBV. But … Continue reading Media and Gender Based Violence
Month: November 2016
Dudu Ndlovu is talking to me about the sex industry. As Public Education Co-Ordinator at Embrace Dignity, she speaks eloquently of an industry often relegated to the realm of “personal choice”. But Dudu describes another perspective on this industry: that hierarchical structures, rather than individual choices, play a far greater role in driving South Africa’s … Continue reading “There is no choice when you have no other choices”
“We are here, we are not going anywhere” “Our sexuality is not a disability, so I refuse to be excluded from my community…I will enter each and every space that addresses women’s issues, because I am a woman,” Ndumie Funda tells me. Funda’ s voice speaks powerfully to a nation that sees lesbians as less … Continue reading We Are Here
“We have an abundance of rape and violence against women…on this Earth, though it’s almost never treated as a civil rights or a human rights issue, or a crisis, or even a pattern. Violence doesn’t have a race, a class, a religion, or a nationality,” writes Rebecca Solnit, “but it does have a gender”. Many … Continue reading Gender and Violence: The Connection
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