Statement from Civil Society Organisations working on Gender Based Violence

Statement from Civil Society Organisations working on Gender Based Violence

Government is not serious about ending Gender Based Violence Despite President Cyril Ramaphosa’s pronouncements in the State of the Nation Address (SONA) just two weeks ago, there is no evidence…

Read More

Education and policies are vital in fight against rape culture

Education and policies are vital in fight against rape culture

It is imperative that students and staff are made fully aware of the policies in place to protect them and even more important that the members of the offices and task forces set up specifically to manage sexual violence are clear on what those policies are and how to adequately put them into practice.

Read More

Health and Hope in Our Hands – 2004

Health and Hope in Our Hands: Addressing HIV and AIDS in the aftermath of rape and woman abuse.

This manual offers hands-on advice for service providers, health providers, traditional healers, counsellors and activists on how to deal with rape and sexual assault, as well as to provide a comprehensive package of care to rape survivors. It focuses on post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, and living with HIV/AIDS amongst other topics.

Read More

Compulsory Testing of Alleged Sexual Offenders Bill, 2003

The arguments and recommendations in this submission are based on a number of human rights and public health considerations. In particular we have focused on the following four areas: the rights of the survivor of sexual assault; the rights of the accused; theimpact of the draft bill on public health measures to limit spread of HIV; and the impact of the bill on state services for survivors of sexual assault. These are not isolated concerns, being interrelated and having an impact on each other.

Read More