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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

[Photo: Guy Oliver / Alamy Stock Photo]

Written by Elizabeth Dartnall, SVRI; Anik Gevers, SVRI; Chandré Gould, ISS; and Angelica Pino, SVRI

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