Women's Fear and Survival in Inner-city Johannesburg

Women's Fear and Survival in Inner-city Johannesburg

How do women ensure their safety and recognise danger in a country where rape has become all-pervasive? In pursuit of some answers to these questions, we conducted focus groups and interviews with a variety of women living and/or working in inner-city Johannesburg. These included homeless women, commercial sex workers operating from the hotels in Hillbrow, female security guards working for Central Johannesburg Partnership (CJP) in central Johannesburg, and women waste management workers.


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.

Joy Dladla
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Joy Dladla is a former researcher at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation.

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