Geography and Sexual Violence: Mapping Rape in Johannesburg

Geography and Sexual Violence: Mapping Rape in Johannesburg

This paper explores how urban design and maintenance may impact upon rape. The article also highlights how a geography of sexual violence can be mapped. It concludes that different urban environmental design and better use of resources for urban development and security can drastically reduce the threat of rape.

 

Geography and Sexual Violence_ Mapping rape in Johannesburg (1)
Lisa Vetten
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Lisa Vetten is the former manager of the Gender Programme at the Centre for the study of Violence and Reconciliation. In 2013 she obtained a Master of Arts degree in Political Studies (cum laude) from the University of the Witwatersrand. Her dissertation was entitled 'Deserving and undeserving women: A case study of South African policy and legislation addressing domestic violence.

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