Posted by in News on September 1, 2014

Gender violence still hinders women’s freedom

It seems incongruous that we celebrate Women’s Month [August in South Africa], yet stories of conflict and gender based violence (GBV) flood today’s headlines. Whether it is the abduction of girls in Nigeria, the unending trial of Oscar Pistorius or the young woman raped and murdered over the weekend because of her sexuality – the horrific immediacy of violence is all too apparent. Yet the majority of cases go unreported, unnoticed and justice is not served. It is also evident in conflict and post-conflict situations where rape is often used as a weapon of war. While everyone is vulnerable to violence, women and girls remain disproportionately affected. Read more here

Source: Gender links

Date: 22/08/2014

 

 

 

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