As South Africa joins the global community in fighting a pandemic, this presents an opportune moment to also reflect holistically on our health system, especially health services for womxn. As today marks World Health Day, it’s also important to remind ourselves of the importance of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) for our overall health and well-being. By Angelica Pino, Programmes Director, Sonke Gender Justice.
Vuyolwethu Samuel Shongwe is a 29-year old father of two girls and a husband. He and his family are from Gauteng but have been living around Nelspruit for two years. He tells about his history of violence against women: