Tag: rape

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

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 […]

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 […]