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15 September 2019

HSRC wants research on the causes of gender violence


HSRC’s CEO, Crain Soudien, says policies to combat the scourge must be developed through thorough research.

The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) has called on the research community to step up efforts to understand the root causes of gender-based violence. This follows a recent string of crimes against women and children resulting in several members of the public calling for harsher sentences for perpetrators.

South Africans have also taken to social media using the #AmINext- to call for criminal justice reform.

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