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The national director of public prosecution advocate Shamila Batohi, during a media briefing on Monday morning said Gender Based Violence (GBV) and corruption are among key priorities for the NPA.

"We really need an all society approach so that we deal with why these cases that are being committed". Batohi said.

The world is observing the annual 16 days of activism for no violence against women and children campaign on until Friday.

16 days of activism against GBV, it is an annual international campaign that starts off on the 25th of November, the international day for the elimination of violence against women, and it runs until the 10th of December.

It was started by activists at the inaugural Women's Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and it continues to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women's Global Leadership. It is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.

In support of this civil society initiative, the UN secretary-general's UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women campaign.

Late in November, president Cyril Ramaphosa called on men to do more to prevent GBV, following staggering rape statistics.

Ramaphosa encouraged men to speak out do more to prevent GBV. He said the country was falling short in terms of violent against women and children. This came after the latest quarterly crime statistics which revealed staggering rape figures.

The second quarter crime statistics were released by the police minister Bheki Cele last month who said it is "it's deeply disturbing". The report revealed that at least 10 000 people are raped in three months.

President Cyril Ramaphosa said that pledges to end GBV were made every year during the month of November ahead of the 16 days of Activism Against Child Abuse.


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