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ISS: Calling it a crisis won’t prevent violence against women

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Researchers and journalists in South Africa tend to portray sexual violence as an ever-worsening crisis, focusing on either the latest police statistics or the...

National Council of Provinces approves gender-based violence bills

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The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has passed gender-based violence (GBV) bills during its virtual sitting on Wednesday. The three bills - namely the Criminal...

Cabinet raises concern over GBVF incidents

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Gender Based Violence and Femicide is one of the biggest challenges currently facing the country, Cabinet said on Thursday. This is according to Minister in...

SA acts to quell GBV on campus

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South Africa has taken a significant step towards curbing gender-based violence at institutions of higher learning. Higher Health South Africa on Friday released a set...

Government provides shelter for GBV victims

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In an effort to respond to Gender Based Violence (GBV), the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) has so far made 12 properties...

Cele slams sexual crimes as “simply shameful”

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The scourge of gender-based violence (GBV) against women and children has once again reared its ugly head in the country’s 2020/21 fourth quarter crime...

Turnaround plan to tackle high crime rate

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) management will urgently execute a turnaround plan in four of the country’s provinces with worryingly high crime rates. Police...

Plan to have GBV one-stop centres in all hotspots

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President Cyril Ramaphosa says government is working towards ensuring that there is a model, gender-based violence one-stop centre in all areas that have been...

ISS: Women, peace and security – is SA a global champion...

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Gender-based violence and women’s empowerment are enormous challenges in South Africa. President Cyril Ramaphosa’s words in June 2020 illustrated the seriousness of the problem: ‘As a...

ISS: South African private sector can help stop gender-based violence

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Violence against women and children in South Africa needs urgent attention and the private sector has a key role to play. Underlying high levels...

Government tightens law to curb GBV

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The South African government and its partners will make good on its promise to protect the country’s women and children against gender-based violence, President...

SA records drop in gender-based violence

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South Africa’s initial COVID-19 lockdown saw gender-based violence and sexual crimes dramatically decrease during levels five and four. Sexual offences crimes decreased between April and...

ISS Africa: Police and courts must do more to reduce gender-based...

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On average, 856 women and 321 children were murdered over 107 days in 2018/19, according to South African Police Service (SAPS) crime statistics. In response...

ISS: Domestic violence during COVID-19: are we asking the right questions?

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The number of domestic violence cases reported to the South African police between March and April dropped by 69.4%. This figure makes it tempting...

President Ramaphosa orders men to stop the abuse

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has read the riot act to abusive South African men, who harm women and children, saying the barbaric attacks need to...

ISS: Gender-based violence during lockdown – looking for answers

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The COVID-19 crisis and social distancing measures have caused deep concerns about their impact on women in abusive relationships. Numerous articles in the South...

Minister reveals plan to fight GBV

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Police Minister Bheki Cele says plans to increase Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Units are underway as police announced an increase in...

South Africa should invest in public toilets to combat sexual assault:...

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Investing in public toilets could reduce the number of sexual assaults in South African townships by almost a third and lower the...

ISS: Preventing violence against women – all talk and no action

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Two years ago, in his 2013 State of the Nation Address (SONA), South Africa's President Jacob Zuma emphasised the need to improve...