Gender Based Violence (GBV) is one of the most common and reported crimes in Orange Farm, south of Johannesburg. The community says that they are tired of crimes like this happening in this area and alleges that the local police are not protecting women and children and perpetrators are not bought to book. The community is even too scared to let their children walk in the street.
Deputy National Commissioner Bonang Ngwenya, has appealed to the community of Orange Farm to help to fight GBV. This follows the heartbreaking case of a 3-year-old girl who was found raped and killed in a basket tucked away in a bush, as well as other cases where women and children have been raped and abused in this area.
On Saturday, 29 August 2020, Orange Farm Police hosted a Gender Based Violence awareness campaign in Orange Farm, Sector 1. It was held in collaboration with organisations like Families South Africa (FAMSA), Leheu Project, Phenduka Support Group, Women in Motion, Khaya le Themba and others. Residents of Orange Farm and the surrounding areas were invited to join in creating awareness against Gender Based Violence.
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