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A twenty-year review of policy landscape for gender-based violence in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-09 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T12:25:52Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T12:25:52Z
dc.date.issued 2018-04-09 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/12059
dc.description.abstract The struggle for liberation, equity and equality in South Africa has come a long way to the point where South Africa has celebrated twenty years of democracy in 2014. Substantive advancements have been made towards a constitutional framework and domestic policy that is transformational, progressive and empowering. Yet, South Africa still faces inordinately high levels of gender-based violence, such that the statistics often quoted are considered 'non statistics' in that under-reporting is considered so high that statistical measures are but broad indicators of the pattern of gender based violence and not seen as definitive. In response to the prevalence of gender-based violence, both government and civil society have responded in various ways. This article seeks to trace the policy contours for addressing gender-based violence in this young democracy and submits that South Africans and supportive partners should address the underlying factors that create violent crimes in South Africa in a sincere manner. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject HUMAN RIGHTS en
dc.title A twenty-year review of policy landscape for gender-based violence in South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 15(2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2017/18 en
dc.ResearchGroup Education and Skills Development en
dc.SourceTitle Gender and Behaviour en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10328 en
dc.PageNumber 8568-8574 en
dc.outputnumber 9292 en
dc.bibliographictitle Meyiwa, T., Williamson, C., Maseti, T. & Ntabanyane, G-M. (2017) A twenty-year review of policy landscape for gender-based violence in South Africa. <i>Gender and Behaviour</i>. 15(2):8568-8574. en
dc.publicationyear 2017 en
dc.contributor.author1 Meyiwa, T. en
dc.contributor.author2 Williamson, C. en
dc.contributor.author3 Maseti, T. en
dc.contributor.author4 Ntabanyane, G-M. en

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