Plan to curb gender violence in universities is unveiled

South Africa’s government has unveiled measures it hopes will curb gender-based violence in the country’s universities, writes Mapaballo Borotho for Research Professional News.

The plans are a joint effort by the Department of Higher Education and Training’s task team on gender-based violence, and Higher Health, an organisation that works to address health, wellness and developmental challenges in South Africa’s higher education institutions. At the 5 May launch of the measures in Tshwane, Higher Health Chief Executive Ramneek Ahluwalia called gender-based violence (GBV) the “most complicated pandemic” facing South Africa. “This is not a pandemic like COVID. There is no vaccine to kill it. GBV is a societal issue,” he said.

The department and Higher Health have prepared eight protocols that institutions should follow to address gender-based violence.
Full report on the Research Professional News site