Government is not doing enough to protect people with disabilities from gender-based violence, according to Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu. Zulu says the state needs to step up support.
“I don’t think we are doing enough yet for people with disabilities because it is double jeopardy for them and those who are finding themselves in an abusive environment, it is even hard for them to know where to go to,” she said.
“So as the department of social development we would like to step our support for people with disabilities and in particular women.”
Meanwhile, the department has relaunched the GBV command centre in Pretoria.
The centre provides emergency help for indecent assault, physical violence, rape, child abandonment and any other form of abuse.
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