During South Africa’s Apartheid years, black families were routinely evicted from their land; forced to trade their labour for a small plot to grow crops, or raise chickens and cows. Women and girls fared the worst. Finding a place of their own to live was virtually impossible. Beatings, murders, and sexual violence were rampant. Sixteen years after the collapse of Apartheid, life in South Africa is as difficult as it’s ever been for women. Jean Parker reports.