Gender based violence: Batohi promises 'maximum sentence'

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10.9.2019

Gender based violence: Batohi promises 'maximum sentence' eNCA

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says it's in talks with the police to help fastrack gender based violence cases.

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"I met with the national commissioner yesterday to look at what we can do to make sure that we can restore confidence in some people. We met yesterday and looked at how we can fastrack these cases," said Batohi.

"We have a team of people giving specific attention to these case. We're giving it very specific attention to get it to the courts," she said.

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Focus on boys in the fight against gender-based violence, says SACPSo far the focus has been on women who are mostly at the receiving end of gender-based violence but the SACP believes that focus should also be put on boys who grow up to become men who perpetrate violence.

Zulu king issues order against gender based violenceAmaZulu King Goodwill Zwelithini KaBhekuzulu has issued a royal order to his nation to, protect women and children.

UKZN suspends lectures to show 'zero tolerance' to gender-based violenceThe University of KwaZulu-Natal suspended its academic programme on Monday in support of the fight against gender-based violence in the country.

UKZN suspends lectures to show 'zero tolerance' to gender-based violenceGenderBasedViolence The ANC Women's League has called on South African women to stay away from both 'paid and unpaid work' on Monday as part of a stand against violence against women.

Focus on boys in the fight against gender-based violence, says SACPThe party's central committee said its been correct to focus on the girl child but also it was time now for 'equal focus on the boy child because your main perpetrators of violence are men and we need to combat this early by also focusing on the boy child”

OPINION: Who is responsible for improving the current crisis of gender-based violence in South Africa?I know how to raise my daughter so she can avoid becoming a victim, but do I really know how to raise my son to not become a perpetrator?

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