GBV Indicators Study – Limpopo Province, South Africa

GBV Indicators Study – Limpopo Province, South Africa

Date: November 22, 2013
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More than two thirds of women (77%) in Limpopo have experienced some form of gender-based violence in their lifetime, including partner and nonpartner violence. About half of men, (48%) admit to perpetrating GBV at least once in their lifetime.

Most of the violence occurs within intimate relationships and is predominantly emotional – a form not usually addressed. Thirty one percent of the women experienced emotional violence while more than a third of men (36%) perpetrated emotional Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in their lifetime. Women experience and men perpetrate other forms of intimate violence including physical, sexual and economic violence. Almost a quarter of women (23%) and a quarter (25%) of men reported physical IPV experience and perpetration respectively. Thirteen percent of women and 14% of men reported economic IPV experience and perpetration respectively. Seven percent of women experienced and 12% of men perpetrated sexual IPV. One in every five women (21%) reported abuse during at least one of their pregnancies. In the majority of cases, women and men reported multiple incidents of physical or sexual IPV.


ISBN: 978-1-920550-65-3
Publisher: Gender Links
Year of Publication: 2013
Download : Ch 1: Introduction
Download : Ch 2: Methodology
Download : Ch 3: Extent of violence
Download : Ch 4: Drivers and patterns
Download : Ch 5: Effects of violence
Download : Ch 6: Response
Download : Ch 7: Support
Download : Ch 8: Prevention
Download : Ch 9: Integrated approaches
Download : Ch 10: Conclusions and recommendations

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