Written by Elizabeth Dartnall (SVRI), Anik Gevers (SVRI), Chandré Gould (ISS) and Angelica Pino (SVRI).
The number of domestic violence cases reported to the South African police between March-April dropped by 69.4%. This figure makes it tempting to believe that in SA, unlike many other countries, lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic reduced family and domestic violence.
Reliable data is useful but the priority is ensuring survivors have access to high-quality support and services. Read the article here.
DAILY MAVERICK, 26 June 2020
First Published by ISS Today
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