With the focus on Women during August, the demonstrations in Cape Town at the same time as the WEF conference on Africa and the attention in the media the last few weeks on incidents of gender-based violence, Ipsos examines the diverse opinions that South Africans have towards issues of women’s place in marital relations as well as violence towards women.
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has called for law enforcement agencies to be a safe space for people to report allegations of gender-based violence.
Former Deputy President and the current Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, has called for a national emergency to be declared in South Africa over attacks on women.
Ninety-eight percent of people who talk about gender-based violence in television news are men. According to a study by Gender Links called “Gender, Diversity and GBV in South African TV”, women are still unheard in the media.
The legal fraternity is lagging behind on women empowerment. This emerged at the debut Woza Awards held in Sandton on Saturday night.