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#TotalShutdown: A Gallery

by: Tshituku Ndadza - 8 August 2018

#TotalShutdown: A Gallery

On 1 August 2018, to mark the beginning of Women’s month, thousands of womxn and non-gender conforming people gathered in masses in Pretoria to march to the Union Building. The march was part of a mass protest occurring across the country against gender-based violence. Here are some of the amazing images and videos that we...

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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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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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