When Staying at Home Isn’t Safe Either

TRIGGER WARNING: This episode discusses sexual and physical abuse

Whilst the rest of the country grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, South African women fear for their lives in their homes where they often find themselves confined with an abuser. Unfortunately for South African women and gender-nonconforming people, being treated like second-rate citizens and being subjected to gender-based violence isn’t new. Our youth reporters speak about how COVID-19 is not the only thing leaving them feeling unsafe.


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