Experts of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women commend South Africa for its strong political will to support women’s rights and ask about gender-based violence thumbnail
Experts of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women commend South Africa for its strong political will to support women’s rights and ask about gender-based violence
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Another Expert congratulated South Africa on the high level of female representation in Parliament In addition, a “shadow pandemic” of gender-based violence and femicide also existed.  There was a collective commitment in South Africa to implement a comprehensive and effective prevention and respons
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  • Another Expert congratulated South Africa on the high level of female representation in Parliament
  • In addition, a “shadow pandemic” of gender-based violence and femicide also existed.  There was a collective commitment in South Africa to implement a comprehensive and effective prevention and response programme to end gender-based violence and femicide in the country
  • To adequately respond to the extremely high prevalence of gender-based violence and femicide, a National Strategic Plan on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide had been adopted.
  • The delegation, responding to the question on training of prosecutors on gender-based violence and acts in place, said the National Prosecuting Authority had developed a specific training model in that regard.  Training sessions had been delivered on sexual offenses to just under 900 prosecutors.  Training sessions had also been delivered to prosec...
  • South Africa was developing a national police framework on restorative justice to create a referral system between the traditional courts, and the district courts such as magistrates’ courts.

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