“Gender-Based Violence(GBV) is violence that is directed at an individual based on his or her biological sex OR gender identity. It includes physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, and psychological abuse, threats, coercion, and economic or educational deprivation, whether occurring in public or private life.”
Too many victims of GBV often suffer in silence, feeling guilty and ashamed , wondering why this has happened to them, and what they could have done to prevent it. This stigma is something that needs to be eradicated from our world! NO victim of GBV is ever asking for it!!
SA Women Fight Back are here to help victims of GBV become Survivors, Warriors..
Our Universal Right is life , Security, Equality and also the right to freedom from discrimination.
TYPES OF GBV
How to get a Protection Order
A protection order is a court order that tells the abuser to immediately stop the abuse and will typically set certain conditions and rules that stops the abuser from further harassment or abusing the victim again.
A protection order can also prevent the abuser from getting help from a different person to commit abusive acts on the abuser’s behalf.
Step 1: Report the complaint to a local police station.
Step 2: Apply for a protection order at a magistrates court.
Step 3: A magistrate considers the application.
Step 4: An interim protection order may be granted and will be served on the respondent.
Step 5: Court proceedings or hearing of evidence to determine whether a final protection order should be granted.
Step 6: Consequences for the respondent if he/she violates the conditions of a final protection order.