Femicide is the killing of women in general
Published at : 07 Dec 2020
When a woman is killed in South Africa she is most likely to be murdered by an intimate partner. This form of homicide is known as intimate femicide.
Gender and health research council conducted a research recently, comparing female homicides in 2009 with the situation in 1999.
The 1999 study showed that a woman died every six hours at the hands of her husbands or boyfriend.
We are joined by professor Naeemah Abrahams, deputy director at South African Medical Research Council. Who is in our studios in Cape Town