White Ribbon South Africa is pleased to support Communications Minister of South Africa, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams direction that all websites ending in .za display a link to the to the official COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal on their front page.
Moscow, Russia - For years, Mary Davtyan, a Russian lawyer who specialises in domestic violence, felt helpless when survivors approached her for support. Russia currently has no law defining domestic violence and there is some resistance among conservative sections of society and politicians to criminalise it. They believe doing so would harm "traditional family values". "I understood I couldn't do anything," Davtyan told Al Jazeera. "I lacked the legal tools to successfully plead their cause." In 2012,
A U.N. report revealed that 87,000 women were murdered last year, and over half were killed by intimate partners or family members - and Africa is the continent where women are at the greatest risk of being murdered by a partner or family member. The most dangerous place for women is in their own homes, a new report from the United Nations concludes. The U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime
White men, many of them fathers, have viciously held on to power but have not used it to make things OK for most people. It is time to dismantle that structure. Providers, protectors, patriarchs—these dad archetypes have set some of our expectations for fathers, but such a notion of fatherhood hasn’t kept up with the times. As we lurch toward a more just society, the role of fathers needs to fundamentally
We’ve read a lot about what the video of Tory MP Mark Field and the climate change protester apparently shows. Some suggest the footage shows a heroic man intervening in a potentially life-threatening situation. Others – women, mostly – see something different. They see the familiar face of an angry man, taking out his aggression on a woman who clearly posed no danger to anybody. And on Friday night, police were
This month, (February 2019) four men, one an Uber driver, are in court on charges of rape. Four women reported that they had been gang-raped by their Uber driver and his accomplices in four separate incidents in the Randburg area of Johannesburg South Africa. Uber driver Elias Mankgane and his accomplices Daniel Maswikaneng, Treasure Bonga and Themba Mkhwanazi, who allegedly hid in the boot of the car when passengers were
International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. International Women's Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Prior to this the Socialist Party of America, United Kingdom's