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17 Feb 2019

The fight to tackle gender-based violence in South Africa


“Gender-based violence is a national crisis that we are determined to end.” – the words of South African president Cyril Ramaphosa last month as he promised the ruling ANC party would tackle the alarming rise in sexual assaults against women.

The statistics are staggering. In South Africa the murder of women is five times higher than the global rate. And when it comes to rape most women don’t report it.

Our Africa correspondent Jamal Osman has been to the Eastern Cape in South Africa, where a growing number of men are also taking up the cause.

And a warning some viewers may find this report upsetting.