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Title: Establishment of One-Stop Centres to counteract Violence against Women
Authors: UNTrust Fund for Human Security
Keywords: Prevention
Gender based violence
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: UNTrust Fund for Human Security
Abstract: Gender based violence remains a serious threat to human security. In 2008, South Africa’s rate of sexual and gender based violence (SGVB) was one of the highest in the world, with more than 50,000 cases of rape reported annually. In urban low-income neighbourhoods where unemployment was rampant, many poor rural women would arrive in the hope of finding employment only to end up without a job, impoverished and vulnerable to crime, drugs and prostitution. The sheer magnitude of the problem together with the lack of preventative measures and its linkage to the spread of HIV/AIDS and other health and social concerns, made violence against women a critical human security issue in the country.
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