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Human Rights Watch: Gender-based violence remains rampant in South Africa

By DW
28 November 2021   |   12:37 pm
The NGO says authorities desperately need to do more to address the crisis of gender-based violence, particularly amid the pandemic. But hard data on the number of victims is still worryingly difficult to come by.

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