Verbal abuse can result in significant psychological trauma for nurses.
Violence against nurses in hospitals is increasing. Yet incidents remain under-reported and protections are not enough to ensure their safety, as well as that of their patients.
The bouquet held by Bolshy Divas member Jackie Softly represents the people with disability whose accounts of violence and abuse the Senate inquiry heard in Perth, but these are just the tip of the iceberg.
Accountability for the violence and abuse that people with disability experience begins with recording the offences. In fact, we have long ignored crimes against vulnerable members of our community.
Members of the ANC Women’s League protest outside the South African court where British businessman Shrien Dewani faced charges of murdering his Swedish bride. He was acquitted.
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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.