Government will hold a march for public servants to recommit themselves and stand firm against gender based violence in the country. The march will take place in Pretoria on Friday, 27 September from Church Square to the Union Buildings and it will be led by the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA).
Follow this link for links to the "Let's Talk Justice" radio series, discussing topics such as gender-based violence, domestic violence, etc.
Femicide Risk Assessement Tool for Victims of Domestic VIolence
This Risk Assessment Tool is primarily for use by victims of intimate partner violence. It is intended to assist them to assess the potential risk/harm they face by remaining in contact with their abusers. It is a tool that seeks to empower these victims to make informed decisions on whether or not to exit a domestic/intimate relationship as a means to protect themselves from future abuse/harm which may potentially lead to a domestic homicide or death if unattended.
- Femicide Risk Assessement Tool English
- Femicide Risk Assessement Tool English A3 version
- Femicide Risk Assessement Tool Xitsonga
- Femicide Risk Assessement Tool Tshivenda
- Femicide Risk Assessement Tool Sesotho
- Femicide Risk Assessement Tool Sepedi
- Femicide Risk Assessement Tool isiXhosa
- Femicide Risk Assessement Tool Siswati
- Femicide Risk Assessement Tool isiNdebele
- Femicide Risk Assessement Tool Afrikaans
In his speech on the occasion of the National Women’s Day 2018, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that a National Summit on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Femicide would be held between government and civil society to jointly determine a roadmap to end the scourge of gender-based violence and killings of women and girls in our country.
"AND THAT THEREFORE this Presidential Summit against Gender-based Violence and Femicide is the President’s response to this demand, and is henceforth considered as a historical turning point since it has provided an opportunity for government, civil society and social movements to work together constructively with a common goal of eradicating gender-based violence and femicide in South Africa.
Crime against Women in South Africa, Crime Statistics Series Volume V.
An in-depth analysis of the Victims of Crime Survey data
The current report is based on the Victims of Crime Survey (VOCS) data and some administrative data, to a lesser extent, from the World Health Organisation (WHO). The purpose of the report is to highlight the gender impact of crime in South Africa, with particular emphasis on the impact of crime on women. This includes the impact of crime on households headed by women. Statistical evidence provided in this report may assist policy makers, law enforcement agencies and civil society to gauge progress and plan interventions for protecting women as a vulnerable group.
Reduce stress before you testify in court
Does your mind sometimes go blank when you think of things that frighten you or make you nervous? Or maybe your heart starts to beat really fast, your legs feel weak and your palms begin to sweat when you are nervous? Here are tips to relieve these symptoms when you are getting ready to testify in court.
STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE! What you need to know
The Domestic Violence Act No. 116 of 1998 allows a victim of domestic abuse or violence to seek a Protection Order from the Magistrate’s Court against the person who is committing the abuse. This booklet is intended to give the victim the information that he or she needs to bring an application for a Protection Order in terms of the Domestic Violence Act. Both men and women can be guilty of or be victims of domestic violence.
However, For the purposes of this booklet however, we have depicted violence against women as this is more commonly encountered.
Intimate Relationship Questionnaire,
Summary of the Domestic Violence Act, 1998
Sometimes parties in an intimate relationship are not aware that their behavior is abusive or are being abused by their partners. Please take this opportunity to assess if you are abused or an abuser in your intimate relationship.
My Satety Plan
A safety plan helps you to identify action steps that you must take in order to increase your safety and that of your family against domestic violence.
Contact the Chief Directorate: Promotion of the rights of Vulnerable Groups for more information.