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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

Too costly to ignore - A KPMG report about violence against women in South Africa

Type :
Research reports & papers
Author :
KPMG
Published :
2014
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It is well documented that South Africa has one of the highest rates of gender-based violence (GBV) in the world. But until now what has been less well documented is the economic cost to society of these horrific and unacceptable levels of violence. We see the human cost of gender-based violence every day, but having a calculation of the national economic cost will serve as an important tool in our policy and advocacy efforts to end the suffering and injustice of this violence on a national level.