A woman is murdered in South Africa every four hours.
South Africa’s war on women must be stopped. It is vital that the government increases its efforts to ensure that the rights of women and girls are protected and upheld, and violations of these rights are documented and dealt with in a timely manner by the justice system.
Gender-based violence must be taken seriously at every level of society, including challenging discriminatory stereotypes about victims and survivors.
Enough is enough.
Demand justice for victims and their families by calling on the Minister for Police Bheki Cele to:
- Ensure police are gathering evidence in a meticulous manner and are accountable in accordance with the law.
- Ensure police follow timely and due processes during investigations.
- Ensure there is no further impunity for cases of femicide or gender-based violence.
- Ensure that corruption of police, also in cases of femicide and gender-based violence, is no longer tolerated.
- Ensure that police are trained to sensitively and objectively investigate incidents of gender-based violence.