Crime stats should flag domestic violence

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In recognition of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign, which runs from 25 November to 1 December, the Centre has spoken out about the way the criminal justice system deals with acts of violence within families and intimate relationships.

Rates of violence in South Africa remain alarmingly and unacceptably high; “This isn’t a problem that should get our attention only sixteen days out of 365 – it’s a crisis all year round,” says Director of the Centre, Shaheema McLeod. 

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