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Women's Day: SA's horror violence keeps women shackled as second-class citizens - experts

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Prof. Amanda Gouws.
Prof. Amanda Gouws.

South Africa needs to move towards putting preventative measures in place to deal with the threat of violence that women have to endure, instead of only focusing on punishing perpetrators once the crime has already been committed.

This is according to experts reflecting on the progress made in achieving gender equality as the country marks Women's Day.

"Boys learn that they can solve problems with violence and girls learn that they cannot escape it," said Professor Amanda Gouws, a professor at Stellenbosch University's Department of Political Science.

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