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Gender violence disappears in the stats

September 12, 2011

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Chandre Gould | 11 September, 2011 10:06 Crime statistics tell us nothing about domestic violence, hate crimes, and human trafficking, writes Chandre Gould. While we celebrate the significant reduction of many types of crime in South Africa, it is worth asking what this means, if anything, for gender-based violence. Every year, public attention focuses on […]

Gender violence disappears in the stats

September 12, 2011

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Chandre Gould | 11 September, 2011 10:06 Crime statistics tell us nothing about domestic violence, hate crimes, and human trafficking, writes Chandre Gould. While we celebrate the significant reduction of many types of crime in South Africa, it is worth asking what this means, if anything, for gender-based violence. Every year, public attention focuses on […]

SOUTH AFRICA Failing Women as Maternal Mortality Quadruples

August 10, 2011

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By Terna Gyuse CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Aug 9, 2011 (IPS) – Only six sub-Saharan African countries have failed to reduce the number of women dying in childbirth over the last two decades. High-spending South Africa is among them, with maternal mortality rates more than quadrupling since 1990. Human Rights Watch researcher Agnes Odhiambo says […]

SOUTH AFRICA Failing Women as Maternal Mortality Quadruples

August 10, 2011

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By Terna Gyuse CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Aug 9, 2011 (IPS) – Only six sub-Saharan African countries have failed to reduce the number of women dying in childbirth over the last two decades. High-spending South Africa is among them, with maternal mortality rates more than quadrupling since 1990. Human Rights Watch researcher Agnes Odhiambo says […]

History helps find better ways to talk about rape in South Africa

July 19, 2011

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by Elizabeth Thornberry on 07/18/11 at 8:23 am In late nineteenth century South Africa, accusations of sexual violence made by white women against black men became a tool for strengthening racial segregation policies. Over the last decade, South Africa has seen several public crises over the issue of rape. In 1999, the South African Advertising […]

History helps find better ways to talk about rape in South Africa

July 19, 2011

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by Elizabeth Thornberry on 07/18/11 at 8:23 am In late nineteenth century South Africa, accusations of sexual violence made by white women against black men became a tool for strengthening racial segregation policies. Over the last decade, South Africa has seen several public crises over the issue of rape. In 1999, the South African Advertising […]