Month: December 2011

Report on the 2011 Shukumisa Campaign monitoring

Shukumisa campaign partners are currently monitoring police stations, hospitals and courts, to see what services are being provided to rape survivors as set out by the Sexual Offences Act of 2007. Here are the experiences of a few of the

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Strengthening State Responsiveness to Gender Based Violence

South Africa prides itself on exceptional legislation developed for the protection of women against human rights abuses.  Yet, every single day we are reminded of the exceeding rates of violence against women – women are not safe in their own

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Report on the dialogue around consensual sex and underage children

In partnership with the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE), the Shukumisa Campaign held a consultative dialogue on 23 November to discuss how best to deal with the criminalization of consensual sex between underage children. The dialogue was prompted by concerns

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