South Africa does not have a good preventative plan for intimate femicide says Deputy Director at South African Medical Research Council, Professor Naeemah Abrahams.
Speaking on Morning Live, Abrahams says there is a lot of secondary prevention such as awareness programs on how to deal with issues after they happen, such as rape.
However, not enough is done to prevent violence against women from taking place.
Statistics show that when a woman is killed in South Africa she is most likely to be murdered by an intimate partner. This form of homicide is known as intimate femicide.
Gender and Health Research Council conducted a research recently, comparing female homicides in 2009 with the situation in 1999.
The 1999 study showed that a woman died every six hours at the hands of her husband or boyfriend. This comes amid the Oscar Pistorius trial that gets under way on Monday.
Pistorius is facing murder charges for killing Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, 2013.
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