Gender-Based Violence Starts at Home – Study

Almost 80 percent of the men in Gauteng admit to perpetrating some form of violence against women

Almost 80 percent of the men in Gauteng admit to perpetrating some form of violence against women, according to a prevalence survey on gender violence conducted by Gender and the Medical Research Council (MRC).

The survey found that although one in four women in the province has experienced sexual violence in their lifetime, only one in 25 rapes were reported to police.

The MRC and Gender Links will release the full findings of the survey entitled ‘The War at Home’ in March 2011. Government will be encouraged to replicate the study in other regions to get a better understanding of the extent of gender-based violence in the country.

To read the article titled, “Study shows war on women begins at home,” click here.

Source: 
Mail&Guardian

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