Monthly Archives: September 2019

A Teenage Girl Killed Herself After Being Called “Dirty” While On Her Period

Local police launched a formal investigation into the girl’s death almost a week later, following outrage from parents and Kenyan lawmakers. Tamerra Griffin A high school student in Kenya killed herself last week after her teacher shamed her for bleeding through her school uniform when she was on her period. Now parents and lawmakers are […]

Nicholas Ninow pleads guilty to raping girl, 7, at Dros restaurant

BY NOMAHLUBI JORDAAN WARNING: Not for sensitive readers Shocking details of how Nicholas Ninow raped a seven-year-old girl at a Dros restaurant in Silverton emerged on Monday when he pleaded guilty in the Pretoria high court. Ninow, 21, disclosed what he did to the child when she opened the toilet door as he took drugs, and […]

Why are women paying the price for an unsafe South Africa?

Hell is empty And all the devils are here. Shakespeare’s famous line from The Tempest comes to mind as South Africa reels from another epidemic of violence by men against women. The most recent spate of killings and rape has sparked outrage in a country with one of the world’s highest murder rates. According to […]

The Bangladesh brothels where men pay child brides for sex – while police look the other way

By  Corinne Redfern Sex work is legal in Bangladesh. So is child marriage. Now in an exclusive investigation, The Telegraph can reveal the two have become intrinsically linked There’s a circular bruise blossoming on the right hand side of 19-year-old Rupa Begum’s cheek, and she’s working hard to cover it. Gently, she smears pale concealer over her […]

SA men slaughter their women at a rate of three per day

Brian Sokutu Gender-based violence has reached crisis proportions, and ‘reactive slogans and media responses’ won’t fix it, an expert says. At least three women die at the hands of their partners daily, according to the latest statistics – showing gender-based violence (GBV) has reached crisis proportions in South Africa. According to Dr Nthabiseng Moleko of […]

RAMAPHOSA TO ADDRESS SA ON HARSHER PENALTIES FOR GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

President Cyril Ramaphosa was heckled when addressing protesters against gender-based violence outside Parliament. President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses protesters against gender-based violence outside of Parliament on 5 September 2019. He was accompanied by Minister of Human Settlements Water and Sanitation, Lindiwe Sisulu and other officials. Picture: Kaylynn Palm/EWN CAPE TOWN – President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation […]