The Sonke Gender Justice Coordinator Marike Keller took over the Lead SA Twitter account on Thursday to drive the conversation on gender based violence.
The dialogue comes just after a report on of a Johannesburg woman who says she was raped at gunpoint in the back of a taxi in front of her 10-year-old son on Sunday.
Case of Gauteng woman raped in taxi shows urgent need to engage men esp taxi drivers in preventing sexual assault https://t.co/VXFaUemGGi— Lead SA (@lead_sa) March 23, 2017
Latest crime stats show drop in sexual offences but on average 109.3 rapes were reported per day! & barriers to reporting not mentioned? pic.twitter.com/1WXBL0hAcC— Lead SA (@lead_sa) March 23, 2017
Yes, there are so many barriers to reporting in SA eg distance to police stations, stigma, intimidation by perp, secondary victimisation... https://t.co/tvxvcXnXCO— Lead SA (@lead_sa) March 23, 2017
Keller spoke to Stephen Grootes and elaborated on some of the statistic shared with social media users.
She has also suggested ways of assisting survivors.
How to support a survivor of gender-based violence step 2: Don't blame or judge now matter the circumstance #HumanRightsTweets— Lead SA (@lead_sa) March 23, 2017
How to support a survivor of gender-based violence step 3: support them to lay charges if they choose to #HumanRightsTweets— Lead SA (@lead_sa) March 23, 2017
Click on the link below to listen to the full interview...
This article first appeared on 702 : Focus on women: Sonke Gender Justice takes over Lead SA twitter