Shelter Staff Get Paid So Little for Their Dedication

19 years of 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against women and children in SA, but there is little evidence that this campaign has helped curb the horrific levels of violence. Read more...

By Claudia Lopes, Joy Watson, Natasha Adonis

Stay Safe From Domestic Abuse this Festive Season

A national study of shelters for abused women and children suggests that when adequately supported, shelters significantly contribute to women exiting from abusive relationships. Read more...

By Talk of the Town

Covering Sexual and Gender Minorities & Religion in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Reporting Guide for Journalists


In Sub-Saharan Africa, as in much of the world, reporting on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression (SOGIE) can be tricky. Cultural taboos, entrenched stereotypes, social hostilities, legal prohibitions and editorial censorship often distort coverage of these sensitive topics. Add religion to the mix and producing responsible journalism on sexual and gender minorities can seem impossible.