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Research outputs: RAPE

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2021 "They abduct us and rape us": adolescents' participatory visual reflections of their vulnerability to sexual violence in South African townships

The abduction and sexual violation of adolescents, especially in township contexts, has increasingly made headlines in South Africa. These i...

2017 "This thing of the victim has to prove that the perp intented to assault is kak!": social media responses to sexual violence on South African university campuses

Since 2015 South African universities have emerged as central sites for the decolonial project which has manifested through various movement...

2007 Sexual assault, sexual risks and gender attitudes in a community sample of South African men

Sexual assault against women and HIV infection are both prevalent and related social problems in South Africa. The current study examined h...

2004 Beware morality police: the slogan that the personal is political is too simplistic

Should Siraj Desai resign? This has been the subject of media interest and many conversations over the past few days. They suggested that ...