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About Marlise Richter

Marlise Richter is a senior member of Sonke Gender Justice,  a South African-based NGO that works across Africa to support men and boys in taking action to promote gender equality, prevent domestic and sexual violence, and reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS.

Articles by Marlise Richter

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Doing more harm than good: the politics of child trafficking prevention in South Africa

Recently introduced anti-trafficking regulations in South Africa are doing more harm than good. This is because they have been driven by panic and international pressure, not evidence.

Human trafficking and Africa’s ‘pornography of pain’: the pitfalls of CSR

LexisNexis South Africa has mined its newspaper archives to produce a deeply flawed ‘human trafficking awareness index’. This draws upon sensationalised research to create yet more false information on trafficking.

A guide to respectful reporting and writing on sex work

Journalists and researchers writing about sex workers do long-lasting damage to their sources when they treat sex work as an area of exception to their journalistic ethics. 

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