oa News and Views for Magistrates - Alternative sentencing for perpetrators of intimate partner violence

Volume 2005, Issue 06
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Extracted from text ... NEWS & VIEWS FOR MAGISTRATES 4 Introduction Although significant changes have been achieved in last decade in South Africa through victim-oriented intervention, the problem of violence in gender relations has not as yet been solved. Domestic violence in South Africa continues unabated and appears to be escalating. Recently perpetrator programmes have been identified as a key preventative strategy by organizations working in the area of gender-based violence. Who perpetrates DV? Women are particularly vulnerable to abuse by their partners in societies where there are marked social inequalities between men and women, rigid gender roles, cultural norms that support a ..

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