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'Justice Dept makes progress with fighting violence against women and children'

As South Africa sees the start of the annual 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign, #16DaysofDiscontent reports back on the performance of various government departments and civil groups.

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development has been scored six out of 10 for its legal frameworks on sexual offences and handling of court procedure.

Activist and researcher, Lisa Vetten said the Shukumisa project focuses on the quality of services provided to victims of violence by government departments and organisations.

Listen to the full conversation below:

We want to shake things up. I think the apathy comes from the sense of desensitisation we have towards abuse stories. Consequently, we're losing sight of what needs to happen and what we can do to make a difference.

Lisa Vetten, Research Associate at Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER)

This article first appeared on 702 : 'Justice Dept makes progress with fighting violence against women and children'


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