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RIP | Young girl you are on our own. Three died in Krugersdorp and this happened to one of them


Despite global pacts, new laws and gender activism, women remain extremely vulnerable to violence. Violence against women is an indicator of how prone societies are towards violence. Women’s safety isn’t only threatened or violated during wars and conflicts. It’s threatened in their daily lives in both public and private spheres, including in stable democracies and during times of peace.

Women also experience economic and psychological forms of violence. Gender-based violence is a violation of women’s dignity and rights. It affects their human security and remains with them throughout their lives.

One in three women will experience physical or sexual violence in her lifetime. Whilst there is no single cause for such violence, some of the strongest and most consistent factors are harmful social norms that contribute to gender inequality. These norms are based on shared beliefs and expectations about how people should behave. They include male entitlement, domination and control over the bodies of women and girls.

In Krugersdorp, three girls have been killed by unknown men. One of them was raped before her life was taken. Women and girls are vulnerable and what is sad is that they can't fight back when a man tries to take advantage of them. The main cause of the violence is the perpetrator him or herself: it is very important to keep in mind that a person who has been affected by gender-based violence is never responsible for the perpetrator’s actions.



There is no single factor that can explain gender-based violence in our societies, but rather a myriad of factors contribute to it, and the interplay of these factors lies at the root of the problem.

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