Did you know that 50 percent of the cases dealt with by the MJC’s Social Development Department involves some or other kind of Gender-Based Violence?Gender-based violence involves men and women, in which the female is usually the target, and is derived from unequal power relationships between men and women. The violence includes but is not limited to, physical, sexual, and psychological harm. The most pervasive form of gender-based violence is the abuse of a woman by intimate male partners.
As part of Women’s Month, the MJC (SA) distributed a unified khutbah on Gender-Based Violence for Friday, 18th August 2017. Please take time to read this very important statement.