4 March 2019 Statement from SECTION27 Men’s forum re: Wodumo Assault. SECTION27’s Men’s Forum was established in November 2018 following waves relating to sexual harassment and violence in civil…
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…
SECTION27 stands in solidarity with the #TotalShutdownthat aims to highlight and eradicate the alarmingly high incidence of Gender Based Violence in South Africa. We will be participating in the various planned acts of solidarity
Please join us for a dialogue between Sharon Ekambaram and representatives from civil society, the National Prosecuting Authority and the South African Police Service. The conversation will focus on gender-based violence in the criminal justice system.
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.
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.
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.