South Africa: Privacy and domestic violence online and off

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By Esther Nasikye and Sally-Jean Shackleton for

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 23 August 2010

While women’s rights activists have been at the forefront of making the private crimes that occur at home – domestic violence, marital rape – public, new technologies are making the private public in ways that disenfranchise, alienate and violate women. Esther Nasikye and Sally-Jean Shackleton explore how ICTs, privacy and domestic violence in South Africa are exposing problems in both policy and practice. Photo: “John Atherton”:

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