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Domestic Violence: We need to ask the right questions

By Daily Maverick The number of domestic violence cases reported to the South African police between March and April dropped by 69.4%. This figure makes it tempting to believe that in South Africa, unlike many other countries, lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic reduced family and domestic violence. However police statistics, call numbers to hotlines and...

More than 50% of Zimbabwean women have been sexually assaulted
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More than 50% of Zimbabwean women have been sexually assaulted

Correspondent More than half of women in Zimbabwe have been sexually abused, according to the recent report which shows the extent of the phenomenon in this corrupted country. A survey conducted by Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) found that 57% of respondents had to perform sex acts in exchange for work or medical care, for example. Not only...