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Lack of funding derails gender-based violence in SA – UN special rapporteur

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She said state organs such as the police, the prosecuting authority, magistrates and even the government often undermined the anti-GBV effort through their actions or inactions.


06 Aug 2020
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Lack of funding derails gender-based violence in SA – UN special rapporteur

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The newly appointed United Nations Special Rapporteur on health rights, Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, says lack of funding for organisations fighting gender-based violence is the main factor undermining efforts to end the scourge in SA. Mofokeng said government needed to put its money where its mouth was. “For all the years from 2012 to 2019, we have been saying South Africa needs a well coordinated, victim-centred response by all affected departments and civil society. You can have all the plans, but you have to put money ahead if you are to fight this disease.” She said there must be social and...

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