Corona and violence against women: South Africa's second pandemic

in addition to increasing Covid-19-cases, South Africa is struggling with the dramatically increasing violence against women and children. Since the sale of alc

Corona and violence against women: South Africa's second pandemic

in addition to increasing Covid-19-cases, South Africa is struggling with the dramatically increasing violence against women and children. Since the sale of alcohol to the start of the month is once again allowed, had been killed 21 women and children, said President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday in an address to the Nation. Therefore, one could speak of two pandemics. Male perpetrators of increased Attacks with a brutality that "exceeds any Form of mind."

The violence problem in South Africa is not new, but Ramaphosa moved abuse is a direct Parallel between the aggressiveness and alcohol. "Of course, it is not the alcohol, raped a woman or a child, or kill, rather it is the actions of the men of our country," he said. It is important to draw Lessons from the Lockdown and to protect society from alcohol abuse. He believe that both of these pandemics could be overcome.

relaxations, in spite of infection increase

account for South Africa, according to Ramaphosa, between a third and a quarter of all Corona cases on the African continent– more than 80,000. Half of them had been detected in the past two weeks, he added. "What was once a distant disease, comes closer and closer."

Under pressure from business leaders, Ramaphosa announced at the same time, more loosening of the lock-up measures in the fight against the pandemic. In Restaurants now entertainment should be possible. Hotels, cinemas, and hairdressers should be able to resume operations. Even non-contact sports, such as Golf and Tennis should be allowed.

Updated Date: 18 June 2020, 07:20

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