We have detected that the browser you are using is no longer supported. As a result, some content may not display correctly.
We suggest that you upgrade to the latest version of any of the following browsers:
close notification
The War at Home - GBV Indicators Project
Written by Mercilene Machisa, Rachel Jewkes, Colleen Lowe Morna and Kubi Rama (Editors) | 16 August 11
  • 2909

Gauteng Research Report, South Africa

Over half the women of Gauteng (51.3%) have experienced some form of violence (emotional, economic, physical or sexual) in their lifetime and 75.5% of men in the province admit to perpetrating some form of violence against women.

Emotional violence - a form of violence not well defined in domestic violence legislation and thus not well reflected in police data - is the most commonly reported form of violence with 43.7% women experiencing and 65.2% men admitting to its perpetration. One in four women in the province has experienced sexual violence in their lifetime. An even greater proportion of men (37.4%) disclosed perpetrating sexual violence.

Yet violence against women is still regarded as a private affair with only 3.9% of women interviewed reporting this crime to the police. One in 13 women reported non-partner rape and overall only one in 25 rapes had been reported to the police. These are some of the stark findings of the Gauteng Gender Violence Indicators project study conducted by Gender Links (GL) and the Medical Research Council (MRC).The survey in South Africa's most densely populated and cosmopolitan province shows that while political conflict in the country has subsided, homes are and communities are still far from safe, especially for women.


Files to download:
  Acknowledgements, foreward, executive summary - 561304 KB
  Chapter 1: Introduction - 429498 KB
  Chapter 2: Methodology - 321015 KB
  Chapter 3: Extent of GBV - 477150 KB
  Chapter 4: Patterns and drivers of GBV - 422325 KB
  Chapter 5: Effects of GBV - 454862 KB
  Chapter 7: Support - 536305 KB
  Chapter 8: Prevention - 700995 KB
  Chapter 9: Recommendations - 235029 KB
  References - 192851 KB
  Chapter 6: Response to GBV - 646317 KB
More information about this resource:
PublisherGender Links
Year of publication2011
Physical ResourceYes
Old Price180
Is this information incorrect? Please click here to let us know.
yumnah says:
YBHSeptember 25, 2012 Jeimes, you can not use STP to my knowledge. Currently they acepct Payza (which you will have to fund after setting up a Payza account) OR Bank Wire. Bank wire may be the fastest route to Founder. I use Payza all the time and love them but others may find setting up the process a bit like going through red tape. I have noticed that they are paying commissions through Payza (and only Payza now) so if you do not have an account, get one to get paid.
07 February 13
   More Interesting Topics
South Africa
Medical Research Council
Other Programs
 sq:0.092 0.23s - 346pq - 3rq