Gender-Based Violence has increasingly become a major problem identified in South Africa. We chat to Founder of Women’s Rights Orginisation – Women Lead Movement, Melene Rossouw.
There are many different definitions of gender-based violence but it can be broadly defined as the general term used to capture abuse against women and children. An outcry across the country was once against spiked since the protests outside Parliament in September 2019. It is evident that lockown has played a major role mental well-being of many and as a ripple effect, the safety of the most vulnerable too. Shelters have generally taken measures to curb the increased epidemic of gender-base violence in the country but there is only so much that can be done by them with limited resources.
Tragically, despite the measures that have been put in place by government and civil society organisations, numbers have just been rising, with more attention needed urgently.
If you are in need of support against gender-based violence contact - 082 753 7107 (Women Lead Movement)