Editorials 13.12.2017 06:29 am

SA engulfed by sexual violence

The danger then is that even at times of heightened public awareness, as in the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children just ended, we become desensitised and switch off.

Sometimes it seems that the level of violence – and especially sexual violence, or violence against women and children – is overwhelming.

SA engulfed by sexual violence
SA engulfed by sexual violence

SA engulfed by sexual violence

The danger then is that even at times of heightened public awareness, as in the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children just ended, we become desensitised and switch off.

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