Violence Against Women in South Africa: A Country in Crisis

Violence Against Women in South Africa: A Country in Crisis

This research contributes towards explaining the high prevalence of violence against women (VAW) in South Africa, and presents recommendations to inform interventions by women, government departments and the wider society for addressing VAW. It does so from the experiences and perceptions of survivors of VAW, a perspective that is underexplored.


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CSVR is a multi-disciplinary institute that seeks to understand and prevent violence, heal its effects and build sustainable peace at the community, national and regional levels.

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