South Africa: Women, Peace and Security - Global Champion but Domestic Loser?

[ISS] Gender-based violence and women's empowerment are enormous challenges in South Africa. President Cyril Ramaphosa's words in June 2020 illustrated the seriousness of the problem: 'As a country, we find ourselves in the midst of not one, but two, devastating epidemics ... At a time when [COVID-19] has left us all feeling vulnerable and uncertain, violence is being unleashed on women and children with a brutality that defies comprehension.'...

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Published By: Allafrica - Tuesday, 29 September