South Africa: South Africa is certain to come out as one of leaders in a soon-to-be-released study on violence between intimate partners, a researcher said today.
Naeemah Abrahams, a senior researcher at the Medical Research Council’s gender and health unit, told SAfm that the rate of female homicides in South Africa was five times higher than the global rate.
Quoting from a study containing data collected between 1999 and 2009, she said South Africa is certainly five times the global rate on female homicides overall, adding that on intimate partners’ violence, a global study is going to come out very soon; within the next couple of months and South Africa is going to be one of the leaders.
Female homicides in South Africa were usually very aggressive murders.
Violence against women occurred across all income groups.