Pro­tec­tion or­der vi­o­la­tors can be ar­rested

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The Com­mis­sion for Gen­der Equal­ity has urged South Africans to re­port cases of gen­der-based vi­o­lence.

Com­mis­sion Spokesper­son Javu Baloyi said if women feel threat­ened in any way they should re­port to the po­lice and ap­ply for a pro­tec­tion or­der.

Ac­cord­ing to the South African Po­lice Ser­vice a pro­tec­tion or­der will pre­vent the re­spon­dent from com­mit­ting any spec­i­fied act of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence or sex­ual ha­rass­ment; en­ter­ing the joint res­i­dence or a spe­cific part of the res­i­dence; en­ter­ing the vic­tim’s res­i­dence if they are not liv­ing to­gether; en­ter­ing the vic­tim’s place of em­ploy­ment or of­fice and hav­ing con­tact with a child or chil­dren if it is in the best in­ter­est of the child.

If a re­spon­dent con­tra­venes any pro­tec­tion or­der, he or she can be ar­rested.

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