SA Barometer 2013: Chapter 5 Gender-based violence

Date: November 24, 2013
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Key points

  • Citizens scored the government’s performance at 77% based on perceptions of progress made against the SADC Gender Protocol gender based violence targets set for 2015. This places the country at number 3 out of the 15 SADC countries.
  • Over three quarters (77%) of women in Limpopo; 51% of women in Gauteng; 39% of women in the Western Cape and 37% of women in KwaZulu Natal report experiencing some form of violence.
  • Intimate partner violence (IPV) is the predominant form of violence against women in four provinces of South Africa.
  • Emotional violence is the highest form of IPV amongst women.
  • Less than 15% of women in four provinces report violence against women.
  • South Africa has strong policy and legislative provisions, these must be implemented.
  • Government must allocate resources to implement the 365 Day National Action Plan to end Gender Violence and run the National GBV Council effectively.

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