01 November 2018
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that South Africa will launch a national strategic plan to tackle gender-based violence (GBV) after years of lobbying by activists.
Ramaphosa was speaking at the Presidential GBV Summit Thursday, the latest in a string of meetings convened by Ramaphosa on significant issues facing the country such as health and unemployment.
During his speech, he commended activists who called for a nation-wide shut down in August in response to high levels of GBV and feticide in the country. He says the government is now reviewing national GBV plans and will develop a national action plan.
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