After a series of dreadful acts of violence against children in some of South Africa's poorest communities, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, head of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, has launched We Will Speak Out, a campaign to support survivors of sexual violence.
South Africans rose up in protest against women-related violence at a gathering at Wits University, organised by global campaign One Billion Rising. Men and women alike urged President Zuma to take firm action against the scourge.
Rape survivor Jessica Foord is using her experience to help other women, through her foundation, dedicated rape centre, and handbag project that restores some dignity to survivors when they're at their lowest.
For the 13th year, South Africa is taking part in the global 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign, which runs from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) through to International Human Rights Day on 10 December.
• Women’s rights in SA to advance