Tag: rape

Brutal cross-examination of rape victim highlights need for judicial system reform, says SACC
Eastern Cape South Africa Uncategorized

Brutal cross-examination of rape victim highlights need for judicial system reform, says SACC

Originally published in SACC News The shocking cross-examination ordeal of courageous rape victim Cheryl Zondi in the Omotoso trial has prompted the South African Council of Churches SACC to urge justice authorities to establish special courts for rape cases to protect rape survivors, says the SACC in a media statement […]

About that label! Tertia’s story
South Africa Uncategorized Women

About that label! Tertia’s story

Eighteen thousand, five hundred and twenty-four! That’s how many children are reported to have been raped in the year 2013/2014 in South Africa. Yet, even with that staggering figure, it’s estimated that over 88% of child rapes are never reported. So that number: Eighteen thousand, five hundred and twenty-four, represents […]

Light on fatherhood and leadership
Family Opinion

Light on fatherhood and leadership

[notice]A fortnightly column on marriage, family and relationships.[/notice] From November 20 to 22 2014 the International Ministers Fellowship (IMF) held their annual conference for the SADEC region in Pretoria. There were delegates who came from many different parts of the world. The IMF is a living, loving and functional network […]

16 Days of Activism campaign puts spotlight on violence against women and children
South Africa Uncategorized Women

16 Days of Activism campaign puts spotlight on violence against women and children

[notice]This week marks the start of the 16 days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children (November 25 to December 10) and Gateway News Volunteer Reporter Debbie Hemmens took the opportunity to look at how three Gauteng-based NGOs are tackling the gender violence problem.[/notice] The 16 days campaign […]