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Violence Against Women

Violence Against Women

Dispatcher Files Women are murdered every single day in South Africa, mostly by people who are close to them. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 lockdown violence against women has increased. This may be caused by stress, loss of income, the disruption of social and protective networks and decreased access to services, all exacerbating the

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Women are murdered every single day in South Africa, mostly by people who are close to them. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 lockdown violence against women has increased. This may be caused by stress, loss of income, the disruption of social and protective networks and decreased access to services, all exacerbating the risk of violence toward women –  however, this is not an excuse for abuse. 

One night I received a call from a AAA Response member in Port Elizabeth reporting that her friend’s son had beaten up his mother for no apparent reason. I asked to speak with the victim but she did not want to share her details with me and was reluctant to accept help. She wanted to go back to her house but was afraid that her son would beat her again, so I contacted SAPS to assist in the matter. When the officers arrived on scene the victim did not allow them access to the premises and she eventually decided to stay overnight at her friend’s house for safety.

If you are a victim of violence, it may be helpful to reach out to family, friends and neighbours, to seek support from a hotline or, if possible, from an online service for survivors of violence. Have a plan in place for exiting the house safely and getting to your chosen place of safety.

For Anything! Anytime! Anywhere!, call us and we will do our best to assist you.

AAA Response – 24 hour number: 08616-87225

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*Dispatcher files are reports detailing the experience of the dispatcher as they deal with emergencies and so are recorded after the fact.

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