A network of drivers are often the first contact gender-based violence survivors have with people so it’s important they’re trained to communicate with them at their most vulnerable state, says the organisation.
Rape is not only a criminal act but also a health problem because of the possibility of sexually transmitted diseases, unplanned pregnancies, and mental health issues that arise in the aftermath.
Ninety nine percent of children involved in a Soweto study have been exposed to extreme forms of violence at some point in their lives, according to results from the Birth to Twenty Plus study published in the South African Medical Journal on Wednesday.
While the true extent of rape in South Africa cannot be estimated and the under-reporting rate remains unknown, the apparent rampant rate of rape of young girls is fueling at least one woman’s fight to beat the scourge. This is the inside story of prosecutor Nickie Turner, a senior advocate from the Eastern Cape.
Abused by dead billionaire Sidney Frankel from the age of five, Marinda Smith speaks about the impact of this on her life as part of HEALTH-E’s IZWI LAMI campaign aimed at encouraging rape survivors to share their stories and campaigning for a comprehensive package of care at health facilities for all rape survivors.