Types of gender-based Violence

Types of gender-based Violence

These are the instruments used to perform female genital mutilation (FGM) in Somalia. “My child got sick after being cut, I was later told that she had an infection and a day later she had passed away”   More than 200 million women and girls alive have undergone FGM,...
HOME SWEET HOME…OR NOT!

HOME SWEET HOME…OR NOT!

The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned – Maya Angelou The right to adequate housing is an important basic human right which is recognised in the Constitution and international human rights instruments. But...
Impacts of Gender Based Violence

Impacts of Gender Based Violence

South African health care facilities – an estimated 1.75 million people annually seek health care for injuries resulting from violence HIV – an estimated 16% of all HIV infections in women could be prevented if women did not experience domestic violence from their...
What is Cohabitation?

What is Cohabitation?

Put simply… What is the common mistaken belief people often have? So, what exactly is the correct law surrounding cohabitation? When a cohabitant dies without a valid will, their partner has no right to inherit under the Interstate Succession Act =...
Gender Based Violence

Gender Based Violence

“The Children…. I live for them…………” Kate’s family was torn apart by her husband’s abuse…… She endured this torture for seven years until she gathered the courage to get him arrested. She and her six children and trying very hard to rebuild their lives but those...
Make a difference and stop the violence NOW!

Make a difference and stop the violence NOW!

THE MAIN GOAL OF THE FUTURE IS TO STOP VIOLENCE. THE WORLD IS ADDICTED TO IT – BILL COSBY Bruised faces, broken bones, blue eyes. For some, these may seem familiar. Whether they are occurring to you or someone you know, it is important to know that we can all help...