The Law Box is a proudly women-led, women-owned company and we take violence against women very seriously. Gender-based violence (GBV) is a profound and widespread problem in South Africa. GBV includes, but is not limited to – violence against women and girls, intimate partner violence and domestic violence. The Law Box is available 24 hours a day, providing you with a safe place – woman to woman. Click here and know what your next steps are.
Gender Based Violence & Related Questions
Gender-based violence is deeply rooted in gender inequality in South Africa and continues to be one of the most notable human rights violations within societies. Gender-based violence can be understood as violence directed against a person because of their gender. Both women and men experience gender-based violence but the majority of victims are women and girls. This type of violence can encompass but is not limited to: physical, sexual and psychological violence occurring in the family and in the community.
The Law Box has decided to prioritize the addressing of Gender Based Violence as well as to create a unique offering for victims of GBV. This question section aims to create a safe space where GBV victims can ask questions about their rights such as can I get help/protection, where to get help/protection & what can I protect myself from?