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Three bills relating to gender-based violence introduced to Parliament

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In his weekly newsletter, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the introduction of three bills relating to gender-based violence, which seek to fulfill the ruling party’s promise to address the issue.

In his weekly newsletter on Monday, 7 September 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa outlined the government’s efforts to address the prevalent issue of gender-based violence (GBV) in South Africa. According to Ramaphosa, three bills were recently introduced to Parliament to fight GBV and femicide. The letter first applauded the women who participated in the peaceful protest against GBV in 2019, before expanding on the new bills.

The three bills aim to “fill the gaps that allow some perpetrators of these crimes to evade justice and to give full effect to the rights of our country’s women and children.” The first is the Bill to amend the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act. The second is the Criminal and Related Matters Amendment Bill, and last is the tightening of the Domestic Violence Act.

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Sabelo Makhubo
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