One in five women ex­pe­ri­ence gen­der vi­olance

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A re­cent Sta­tis­tics South Africa re­port re­vealed that at least one in five South African women have ex­pe­ri­enced some form of gen­der­based vi­o­lence. Sadly, most per­pe­tra­tors of this crime get away un­pun­ished as their vic­tims suf­fer in si­lence.

These chilling sta­tis­tics will once again be in the spot­light as gov­ern­ment rolls out sev­eral cam­paigns over the next com­ing months aimed at high­light­ing the prob­lem of vi­o­lence against women and chil­dren in the coun­try.

One cam­paign that is ex­pected to grab the pub­lic’s at­ten­tion is the #100MenMarch against women and child abuse that gov­ern­ment, in part­ner­ship with civil so­ci­ety and busi­ness, is or­gan­is­ing on 10 July.

The march in Pre­to­ria, which will pro­ceed from Church Square to the Union Build­ings, is ex­pected to draw 100 men from each par­tic­i­pat­ing or­gan­i­sa­tion or sec­tor.

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