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Activists protest against Gender-based Violence and Femicide in South Africa. /

What Church Leaders in Southern Africa are Doing to Tackle Gender-Based Violence

The leadership of the Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) has, in an interview with ACI Africa, shared what  Church leaders in the region are doing to fight gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) in South Africa, which has spiked in recent times.

Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of South Africa’s Umtata diocese. /

“We need to get to the root cause of femicide,” South African Prelate Says

As South Africa struggles to curb alarming rates of gender-based killings targeting women and girls, a Bishop in the country has, in an interview with ACI Africa, highlighted the need to identify the root cause of violence targeting women for an appropriate way out of the societal challenge.

Protestors in South Africa on stopping violence against women /

Tuesday Stabbing of Expectant Mother in South Africa “is shocking”: Bishop

After the outcry against gender-based killings targeting women and girls in South Africa that was termed a crime against humanity, the most recent murder of a 31-year-old expectant mother in the country “is shocking,” Bishop Victor Phalana of Klerksdorp, South Africa, has told ACI Africa.