Daily Maverick



• Naeemah Abrahams is the director of the women’s health research team at the SAMRC, a unit that she helped to set up in the late 1980s.

• She started her career as a nurse in the hospitals of Cape Town, where she saw how often women showed up battered and bruised – a phenomenon that went mostly unmentione­d by her colleagues.

• She dedicated her career to assembling and analysing numbers on violence against women in order to change the lives of the people behind them. In the process, she’s helped to turn the tide of gender-based violence in SA.

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