Monthly Archives: April 2015

Dealing with sexual assault in South Africa

By Kathryn Cleary for The Oppidan Press April is internationally recognised as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). During April, organisations from both the public and private sectors come together in support of sexual assault awareness. SAAM originated from “Take Back the Night”, a public protest against gender violence that began in the United Kingdom in […]

Gender Action Project Statement on Xenophobia/Afrophobia

As an activist group concerned with the promotion of equality and freedom, the Gender Action Project strongly condemns the recent spates of violence committed against foreign nationals in South Africa on the basis of their nationality. We acknowledge that these attacks have not occurred out of nowhere, but in the context of a country experiencing […]

Gender Action Project statement on developments in Kenya and Nigeria

We are saddened by the shocking massacre of 147 people at Garissa University in Kenya. We are saddened by the loss of African life and African potential. As we hold the Kenyan people in our thoughts at this difficult time, today we also mark the first anniversary of the well-reported kidnapping of over 200 Nigerian […]