Month: July 2010

A Brick Wall: Rape and the Criminal Justice System, An Exhibition By The Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre

Please join us for the opening of “A Brick Wall: Rape and the Criminal Justice System,” an exhibition hosted by the Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre on Thursday 5th August at 6pm. The event will take place at The Rampart Rooms

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Why South Africa Needs Specialised Care For Rape Survivors

One of the objectives of the Department of Health’s National Sexual Assault Policy is to establish “designated, specialized, accessible, 24 hour health care services.” There are many benefits to achieving this objective. These include: 1. Improved medico-legal examinations and evidence

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Forensic Nursing: Why It Would Help Rape Survivors

After a rape, survivors need treatment for a range of health-related concerns such as pregnancy, possible infection with HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STI), injuries, as well as symptoms of psychological distress. If a charge has been laid, forensic

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