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Gender violence in the Spotlight

An alarming trend of violent attacks on women and children has elicited an outcry from around the country. Moreover, listeners are seeking help on who to contact if they are abused, raped and attacked.

Below find a compilation of stories that not only include victims accounts, but analysis and expert opinion on how to deal with trauma, where and how to get help and why these types of crimes are perpetuated and what you can do to make a difference.

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World Vision SA wants violence against children be declared a national disaster

World Vision SA wants violence against children be declared a national disaster

Western Cape Premier wants to urgently meet with NGOs to discuss the very worrying spate of child murders in the province.

[Watch] John Maytham shuts down victim shamer on air

[Watch] John Maytham shuts down victim shamer on air

A caller wanted to know what the alleged victim had done in order for Grace Mugabe to assault her.

How do we ensure the safety of women in South Africa?

How do we ensure the safety of women in South Africa?

Women's Legal Centre and POWA discuss ways to ensuring the legal system stops failing women of South Africa.

Fikile Mbalula fumbles when questioned over Mduduzi Manana's assault case

Fikile Mbalula fumbles when questioned over Mduduzi Manana's assault case

Police minister says the matter is before the courts now and acknowledges GBH is a very serious charge.

10 misconceptions about sex that thwart consent (and some complicated scenarios)

10 misconceptions about sex that thwart consent (and some complicated scenarios)

Clinical sexologist Dr Eve discusses the politics of consent and how some messaging can perpetuate sexual violence.

#OneTooManySA campaign vows to eliminate abuse against women

#OneTooManySA campaign vows to eliminate abuse against women

This is an online and door to door campaign to get pledges from community members to end the abuse against women and children.

 Ratings downgrade will affect new sexual offences courts - Lisa Vetten

Ratings downgrade will affect new sexual offences courts - Lisa Vetten

Re-establishing sexual offences courts could be scuppered by unskilled people and lack of resources, warns Vetten.

Caller defends Manana much to the frustration of listeners

Caller defends Manana much to the frustration of listeners

Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana has been notified to appear in court on Thursday.

DEBATE: Domestic abusers don't have a profile, and there's no typical victim

DEBATE: Domestic abusers don't have a profile, and there's no typical victim

Domestic violence remains a huge problem around the world. Pippa Hudson hosted a panel to discuss issues that many women face.