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    Parliament calls for intensified training on domestic violence among officers

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    The Portfolio Committee on Police has directed South African Police Service (SAPS) senior managers to increase and enhance training for SAPS members to ensure compliance with the Domestic Violence Act (DVA).
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    Men called to stand up against GBV

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    The Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities (DWYPD) has reiterated its call for all South African men to stand and fight the scourge of rape and gender-based violence (GBV) by taking part in the 365 Days of no Violence against Women and Children campaign.
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    National Strategic Plan on GBVF must be prioritised – Cabinet

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    Cabinet has reaffirmed the need to prioritise the implementation of the National Strategic Plan (NSP) of dealing with the second pandemic of GBVF (gender-based violence and femicide).
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    Violence against women must be confronted head on

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    The scourge of violence against women and children in South Africa must be confronted head on equally by law enforcement, government and society. This is according to Police Minister, Bheki Cele, who released the crime statistics for the second quarter of 2023/2024 on Friday.
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    Free to Grow: preventing family violence through workplace programmes

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    A new project, delivered during working hours, brings business and civil society together to make South Africa safer. A reported 293 children and 895 women were murdered in South Africa between April and June this year, according to the South African Police Service. That’s nearly 10 women and three children a day. Addressing family violence has become a national priority over the past three years in one of the world’s most violent societies.
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    Government pilots important online platform for domestic violence protection orders

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    Government is piloting a system in a number of provinces that will enable victims of domestic violence to apply for protection orders online.
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    South Africa’s gender-based violence crisis and using the power of technology to assist in...

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    In the fourth quarter of 2021, South Africa’s rape figures were up by 13.7%. There were 1300 more rapes compared to the same period in the previous year. 10818 rapes were reported in the first three months of 2022, with 4635 rapes taking place at the victim’s home, or that of the rapist. Attacks and violence on women and children have also recorded major increases, with a staggering 22.2% rise in murders compared to the same period last year.