The Role of the Community in Preventing Gender-Based Violence and Femicide: A Case Study of Northern Cape Province, South Africa


Authors : Dr. John Motsamai Modise; Derek Taylor; Dr. Kishore Raga

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 6 - June

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6965432

- This article aimed to discusses the role of the community in preventing gender base violence and femicide in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa.The study was a descriptive survey in its design and adopted qualitative research methods. The study site was the Northern Cape and the total sample size was seventeen (17). Members was involve in the study with four (4) focus group discussions were held to collect data.The researcher recommends massive sensitisation on the subject of domestic violence, all perceived community leaders need to be educated on domestic violence so that they take part in prevention efforts, the Northern Cape Ward Councilors Committee must immediately initiate strategies on domestic violence prevention and also women economic empowerment is urgently required in the Northern Cape Province as economic dependency on men was cited as a major contributor to domestic violence. The researcher also recommends that there is an urgent need to implement the National Plan of Action on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) of 2020-2030 which has elaborated on community participation in eradicating GBVF.

Keywords : Gender-based violence, Violence prevention, Emotional/Psychological violence, Community, South Africa.

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