COVID-19 and gender-based violence

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South Africa is reputed to be the worst in the world for several social ills, especially violence in our society. Gender based violence, where mainly male partners or family members mete out violence against their spouses or especially female family members is rife and we have among the highest rates of femicide (the killing of females) in the world.

The video clip above is inserted into the Workers’ World Labour Show which is posted here below. In this show we look at and discuss the crisis of gender-based violence in South Africa under conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic and what can be done about it.