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Gender-based violence a crisis: activist

Gender-based violence

South Africa is marking Women’s Day but there’s little to celebrate for those affected by gender-based violence.

The scourge has reached crisis proportions, with research showing that every day at least three women die at the hands of their partners.

There have been summits and protests to highlight the issue but huge challenges remain.

Social activist Anele Mda believes the perpetrators must be exposed.

“It’s disgusting because it’s been normalised in the society. Initially, it was given a face of a hobo, taxi drivers with no ethics… the gender-based perpetrator in 2019 is a businessman, CEO in a big office, decision maker in parliament.”

“We have to unite and unite in naming those responsible, gender-based violence has no race, no status, no class…no one is spared, hence the voices standing to call perpetrator must stand unashamedly,” said Mda.

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Source: eNCA