REFILOE NT'SEKHE | Women must be empowered to contribute positively to SA

GBV remains a deep-rooted problem

In Women’s Month we pay tribute to the SA women from all walks of life who marched to the Union Buildings fighting for our freedom. In addition, we must take stock and measure the progress of initiatives in place to empower women and equalise the playing field. 

Gender-based violence (GBV) remains a deep-rooted problem that further reinforces gender inequality. When police minister Bheki Cele presented the quarterly crime statistics for the fourth quarter (January to March 2022), they pointed to an alarmingly sharp increase in the number of people, particularly women and children, who were murdered and raped. ..

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