#womenslives: Will I be next? South Africa women ask – BBC News

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Caption: Karabo Mokoena’s killing is being seen as symbolic of the wider violence faced by women in South Africa

Gender violence in South Africa

  • 1 in 5 women are assaulted by their partner
  • More than 40,000 cases of rape are reported every year, most of the victims are female
  • Femicide in South Africa is 5 times higher than the global average

Source: Medical Research Council (MRC) 2009 study; Stats SA’s Demographic and Health Survey

Source/ rest: bbc.co.uk