Lack of legal recognition of relationships in South Africa contributes to how the process of vindicating survivors of domestic abuse is handled.
702's Redi Tlhabi spoke to research associate at Wits Institute for Social and Economic Researcher, Lisa Vetten, about some of the findings of her reseach on the issue.
Listen to the conversation below:
Very often in South Africa, women enter into relationships because they are economically dependent on men.— Lisa Vetten, Research Associate at Wits Institute for Social and Economic Researcher
Women who co-habit are at more risk of being murdered by their intimate partners.— Lisa Vetten, Research Associate at Wits Institute for Social and Economic Researcher
This article first appeared on 702 : 16 Days of Discontent: Domestic violence and legal recognition of relationships