Tag Archives: South Africa

Nelson Mandela, the pro-choice, intersectional feminist

Tweet Photo: Dennis Lee Royle, Wire Nelson Mandela and his incredible legacy were lauded today during his memorial service. But the great leader’s record on women’s rights, and specifically abortion rights, is not getting the recognition it deserves.  Tweet
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A tipping point on gender-based violence in South Africa?

TweetA number of recent articles have suggested that February 2013 will go down in history as the month when South Africa finally began an earnest fight against epidemic intimate partner and gender-based violence. Femicide is no rare occurrence in the country, but in the last three weeks two particularly brutal, high-profile murders have captured media [...]
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South Africans mobilize against “corrective rape”

TweetTrigger warning On Monday, hundreds of South African activists stood outside of the Parliament, calling on Justice Minister Jeff Radebe to take action against the prevalence of “corrective rape” in South Africa. For any folks who don’t know what “corrective rape” is, it’s when a lesbian is raped by a man in order to “cure” [...]
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New study: Over one in three men in South Africa admit to rape

TweetThis is startling: A 2010 study led by the government-funded Medical Research Foundation says that in Gauteng province, home to South Africa’s most populous city of Johannesburg, more than 37 percent of men said they had raped a woman. Nearly 7 percent of the 487 men surveyed said they had participated in a gang rape. [...]
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