Violence against women in South Africa

Show simple item record Langa-Mlambo, Lerato Soma-Pillay, Priya 2014-09-23T05:00:01Z 2014-09-23T05:00:01Z 2014-05
dc.description.abstract South Africa is currently experiencing a huge burden of morbidity and mortality arising from violence and injury. In 2000, violence and unintentional injuries combined were the second leading cause of all death and disability adjusted life years (DALY).1 The first cause being Human Immunodeficiency Viral (HIV) diseases.1 Interpersonal violence is the leading risk factor after unsafe sex and for loss of DALYs.1 According to the crime statistics report of South Africa during the 2011/12 financial year there were 777 104 serious crimes arrests and 806 298 in 2012/13.2 There were 197 877 crimes reported against women in 2009/10 in comparison to 175 880 in 2012/13, a reduction of 11.1%.2 However, the reviews of evidence for gender based violence has reported that no reduction occurred in the past decade.3 There are no reliable national data for the prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV), but the best population based estimates from 1998 identifies a lifetime prevalence of physical violence of 25%. en_US
dc.description.librarian am2014 en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Langa-Mlambo, L & Soma-Pillay, P 2014, 'Violence against women in South Africa', Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum, vol. 24, pp. 17-21. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1029-1962
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher In House Publications en_US
dc.rights In House Publications en_US
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_US
dc.subject Female genital mutilation (FGM) en_US
dc.subject Intimate partner violence (IPV) en_US
dc.subject Rape and sexual assault en_US
dc.subject Violence against women en_US
dc.subject Public health problem en_US
dc.subject Emotional trauma en_US
dc.subject Physical trauma en_US
dc.subject Death en_US
dc.title Violence against women in South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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