n Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Process evaluation of the victim empowerment programme for abused women in the Northern Province

Volume 14, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



Women are generally regarded as one of the vulnerable groups in society. Every South African woman may find herself in an abusive heterosexual relationship at any given time since the country has been declared the most violent in the world (Human Rights Watch 1995:44). Hardly a day goes by without media reports of violent and heinous crimes committed against women in and outside the home.

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