Some Gender-Based-Violence (GBV) survivors in the North West say government isn’t doing enough to support and protect them.
They expressed this during an event to mark the end of 16 Days of Activism Against Women and Children Abuse in Tlokweng Village in the Moses Kotane Local Municipality near Rustenburg on Friday.
Nineteen-year-old Themba Mogonediwa is one of the many survivors of GBV in the village and also a member of the LGBTQI Plus community.
“At the clinic and the hospital, they must tell people after being abused they must not bath or go to the toilet because those things are giving a more proof on the case.”
In November, South Africa launched the annual 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children Campaign.
The video below takes a look at the numbers relating to GBV:
The campaign runs from 25 November to 10 December amid the global coronavirus(COVID-19) pandemic.
GBV has been called the second pandemic as women and children around the world experience increased levels of violence from their intimate partners.