ISS: New interventions needed to stop women, child abuse

ISS: New interventions needed to stop women, child abuse

We need to explore other anti-crime prevention strategies, according to the Institute for Security Studies (ISS). 

DrD discusses Women Abuse

It's been commenting on the latest crime stats which show that many women and children in KwaZulu-Natal are still tragically victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence. 

Police Minister Bheki Cele said last week that the Inanda and Umlazi police stations recorded the highest cases of rape in the country - according to the 2019/2020 figures. 

READ: KZN is murder capital of South Africa

Sexual offences cases also went up in KZN. 

The Institute's Lizette Lancaster says domestic violence and rape cases continue to climb each year. 

She says aside from targeted policing - other interventions are needed.

"Where children are taught from an early age that violence is not the answer.

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"That men are taught to treat women with respect and deal with them in a positive way.  

"And that in general, when we feel stressed or we are drinking, that we do not act in a violent way and that can only be taught if we change that mindset and that behaviour," says Lancaster. 

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