Just Detention International-South Africa is a health and human rights organisation that seeks to end sexual abuse in all forms of detention.


  • The Star Late Edition January 4, 2018

    Prisoner Rape Culture

    Writing for The Star, JDI-SA's Doreen Gaura argues that the crisis of sexual abuse in prison affects all of us.

  • JDI-SA Trainings February 22, 2018

    Join our training!

    In partnership with Wits Justice Project, we will be holding a training on 22-23 February for journalists and editorial staff on how to report on torture and sexual abuse in detention.

  • IOL News July 7, 2016

    Sentenced Twice Over

    “Five years after the demise of apartheid, Vincent, a young, fresh-faced man arrived in remand detention in a Western Cape facility. Vincent had never been to prison before, and when he arrived he was thrown into an overcrowded cell that held first-time inmates and long-standing gang members. He was scared to death and, sadly, his fears were confirmed: on his first night, he was raped – by two different inmates.”

  • Publication April 1, 2016

    African Commission on Human and People’s Rights

    Working with other civil society partners, JDI-SA made a submission to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in response to South Africa’s Second Periodic Report under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, to be reviewed at the 58th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

  • Publication March 1, 2016

    United Nations Human Rights Committee

    In March 2016 JDI-SA partnered with other civil society organisations in the criminal justice sector to make a Submission to the UN Human Rights Committee in response to the Initial Report by South Africa under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights at the 116th session of the Human Rights Committee.