Freedom Front Plus
Freedom Front Plus

Invisible scars left by gender violence could be compared to white-collar crime

(Debate: Gauteng Women’s Parliament)

The emotional abuse of women in the workplace is a common occurrence. Even within the four walls of the Gauteng provincial government, where committees are established and programmes to combat gender violence are presented, emotional harassment and discrimination take place.

The invisible scars left on women by gender violence could be compared to white-collar crime. There are men out there who think that it is acceptable to intimidate, threaten and harass women as long as they do not raise a hand against them or leave visible scars.

Not much has changed since Women's Day was celebrated for the very first time in August 1995, apart from the fact that the figures for violence against women increase on a daily basis.

During the first week of the lockdown at the end of March this year, more than 87 000 cases of violence against women were reported.

Last year, more than 143 incidents of violence against women and children occurred every single day.

In the latest incident in Gauteng, a mother and her two daughters were brutally attacked and raped in their home in Muldersdrift.

South African women must never stop fighting for equal rights.

Women are the supporting structures in their communities and the ANC government will have to urgently address gender violence.

The FF Plus wants to make it abundantly clear that the criminal justice system must be reformed to effectively combat this violent crime.

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