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We spoke to a counsellor to get a deeper understanding of gender-based violence and how to get help

by: Abigail Javier - 31 July 2018

We spoke to a counsellor to get a deeper understanding of gender-based violence and how to get help

In South Africa alone, “one in five women in are victims of gender-based violence (GBV) annually,” according to the Southern African NGO Network.  While the crime is not limited to just women and girls, they are most at risk because of the gender inequality in the country.We interviewed Nombulelo Mkhuma, a Stop Gender Violence Helpline...

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Young people do not think we can end GBV in their lifetime

by: Natasha Ndlebe - 10 December 2015

Young people do not think we can end GBV in their lifetime

The stats are scary: 1 in 3 women will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime in South Africa. But what can be done about this?   Live Mag SA spent the 16 days between November 25 and December 10th, officially known as 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children,...

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Here is why I think #HeForShe is an important campaign

by: Shingai Darangwa - 2 December 2015

Here is why I think #HeForShe is an important campaign

One of the first things that came to mind when my girlfriend told me we’d be having a baby daughter was, “Wow, This is gonna be tough!” I thought that not because I was 18 and solely dependent on my parents, but because we live in a world that will oppress her because she is...

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What myths, beliefs and Stereotypes affect GBV?

by: Natasha Ndlebe - 1 December 2015

What myths, beliefs and Stereotypes affect GBV?

Yonela, “The fact that men can’t be the abused and that women can’t be offenders is one myth I’ve heard.” Vusi, “The biggest myth affecting gender-based violence is that violence is only physical. Anyone can be an abuser past the physical point. There is psychological and emotional violence that people need to be actually aware...

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What does Gender-based violence mean to the youth?

by: Kamaria Balkisson - 30 November 2015

What does Gender-based violence mean to the youth?

  Thapelo Mosiuoa, 23, “Gender-based violence does not only mean violence against women, it includes violence against men as well. It is the emotional, physical and structural abuse from one gender to another. But predominately, we commemorate GBV to mean violence against women by men.What GBV means to me is people abusing other people who...

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World AIDS Day: Continue the Conversation

by: Kay Selisho - 1 December 2014

World AIDS Day: Continue the Conversation

It’s World AIDS Day. So… What now? “The proportion of South Africans infected with HIV has increased from 10.6% in 2008 to 12.2% in 2012, according to the Human Sciences Research Council’s (HSRC) National HIV Prevalence, Incidence and Behaviour Survey that was released on Tuesday. The total number of infected South Africans now stands at...

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