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Violence against Women

Violence Against Women has been described as a ‘scourge’

Statistics show that women suffer very high levels of sexual assault, rape, domestic violence and intimate femicide. There is general recognition that violence against women poses a significant threat to human rights and the development of women and girls, though there is some disagreement as to approaches and methodologies for ending violence against women.

We collect together here resources, research and news for students, researchers, journalists and activists. We also have a section for practical help for those who might need tips and tools for addressing violence against women.

A report done by Women for Women International has found that violence against women poses one the biggest threats to peace. This is not only an issue in South Africa but all over the globe. This report has been released on International Stop Violence Against Women day. The report found that at the goals to eliminate poverty and empower women, have fallen increasingly short of its expectations.