Gender Violence and Xenophobia

Date: July 27, 2009
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Tuesday 9 December 2008

Xenophobia has become a serious issue in South Africa, peaking earlier on this year, when pandemonium broke out in the townships in Johannesburg. Women migrants were particularly vulnerable to attacks in the form of sexual assault and verbal abuse.   Most media reports during this period failed to bring out the gender dimension to the crisis and incidences of gender violence especially sexual violence in the holding camps mostly went unreported or under reported. Local community leaders and civic groups have maintained that the official statistics on the extent of the Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the camps can never be accurate.

Cyber dialogue: Gender Based Violence and Xenophobia –  Ubuntu, ngubuntu, ngabantu
Time: 12.00 – 13.00 SA Time
Language: English

Centre for the study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR)
Human Rights Watch
Sikhonzile Ndlovu
Te:  +27 (0)11 622 2877
Loveness Jambaya

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