Tag: sexual violence

Jezile Ukuthwala Judgment Signals Progress and Continuing Challenges

A girl will learn very early in life how the society she inhabits measures her value, and what gender roles she is expected to adhere to.  Ukuthwala cases involving brutality lay bare the importance of questioning and undermining gender norms that are detrimental to girls and women, whether these standards are part of the status …

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Sex work and sexual abuse in Marikana*

The incident known as the Marikana massacre of 2012 brought the world’s attention to the arduous lives of South African mineworkers. But a group that is continuously overlooked is the women of Marikana, and how many of them have had to sell their bodies to survive. It is a common misconception that mining is a …

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