Officials describe it as a humanitarian crisis.
A R1.26-billion Christie’s auction lot reveals how art history valorises male genius at the expense of women’s humanity.
Heineken needs to “take appropriate action”, said the group’s director.
The SANDF has dispatched investigators to the DRC to investigate the allegations, which include reports that one of the victims was a minor at the time.
The focus on race and religion of the perverse criminals detracts from the real issue. Sexual abuse is not an 'Asian issue' or a 'Muslim issue' - when it comes to wider child abuse nearly 90% of those convicted and on the sex offenders register are white men.
That any objection to pornographic material is characterised as anti-sex puritanism illustrates just how effective the porn industry has been in aligning its product with sexual liberation rather than sexual exploitation. Pornographers have successfully taken acts of dominance, cruelty and abuse and called it sex.
When we see women with addictions, in prison or having their children removed by social services, we can be quick to judge with little thought as to the traumatic experiences that underpin so many of these women's lives.
If you cannot handle a woman being seen in public because it hurts your feelings to see her happy, remove yourself, it is absolutely not her duty to hide herself away. She owes you nothing.
This Christmas potentially millions of girls living around the world will be facing the risk of sexual violence and exploitation. But putting an exact number on just how many is impossible. The problem is often hidden and concrete figures are hard to come by. These are invisible girls - children who fall through the cracks, who are frequently barely noticed and can face horrific sexual violence.
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