South Africa has tended to prioritise race relations over gender relations since formal apartheid ended.
High profile stories of femicide come with a flare up of societal outrage, protest and collective introspection. But nothing ever really changes.
Psychologists drew historically from theories of social Darwinism and eugenics to espouse the hierarchical categorisation of people into race groups.
On November 25 each year, South Africa launches its annual 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign. Gender based violence is still a massive challenge.
Australia is poised to lead the world by demonstrating the kind of nationwide, cultural and structural change necessary to forever change the story of violence against women.
Can relationship lessons in the classroom end violence against women?