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Gender-Based Violence Stats in South Africa

South Africa is one of the most dangerous countries to live in

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Here are the 2021 – 2022 GBV stats in South Africa

South Africa is not all deplorable, but recently the malefactions stats have nothing but an alarming increase, and with no wonder for what purport, because the law itself is run by people who want to remain in power and by people who are just openly inept yet they optate to be accoladed for doing nothing.

Another GBV issue has since shaken South Africa (#JusticeforHlehle) and at this point, everyone is fundamentally boiling over, because even after we have posted, tweeted, and prayed, we will then go back to our mundane lives and wait for yet another tragic story to hit the core of South Africa.

What is the percentage of GBV in South Africa?

Between 25% and 40% of South African women have experienced sexual and/or physical IPV in their lifetime [9, 10]. Just under 50% of women report having ever experienced emotional or economic abuse at the hands of their intimate partners in their lifetime [10].

What are the statistics on domestic violence in South Africa?

In a study done by the World Health Organization, it was found that 60,000 women and children are victims of domestic violence in South Africa.

What are the statistics on gender-based violence?

Over 9 500 gender-based violence cases were reported, and 13 000 cases of domestic violence. During the quarter, 897 women were murdered, 64 more than in the quarter from the previous year – an increase of 7.7%. – (30 Nov 2021 original report)

Is gender-based violence increasing in South Africa?

Described as the country's "second pandemic" by President Cyril Ramaphosa, gender-based violence in South Africa is still increasing at an alarming rate, making it one of the world's most unsafe places for women: According to statistics, a woman is murdered every three hours in South Africa.

What is being done about GBV in South Africa?

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed three gender-based violence (GBV) bills into legislation, meaning the country has just stepped up its protection for women and children, and survivors have a better chance of receiving justice. – (01 Feb 2022 original report)

South Africa's president has characterized gender-based violence in South Africa as a “second pandemic,” after the coronavirus. Statistics, including police reports, are worrying but incomplete, both because of problems with data collection and because victims often do not report abuse.

If you are experiencing Gender-Based Violence or Domestic Abuse, dial * 134 * 7355 # Any form of violence is against the law, including domestic violence. Call our support line - available 24/7 OR 010 590 5920

National helpline numbers; National GBV Helpline, 0800 150 150; LifeLine South Africa, 0861 322 322 ; AIDS Helpline, 0800 012 322 ; National Counselling Line

South African Police Service: 10111

National GBV Helpline: 0800 150 150

Childline South Africa: 0800 055 555

AIDS Helpline: 0800 012 322

Call the 24 hours Gender-Based Violence National Command Centre: 0800 428 428 or (Please Call me)? *120*7867# (free) for counseling and other services, ...

WhatsApp/Call: +27 (0)60 794 9882

EMERGENCY: Dial 10111

FREE SMS: 44705

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