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[LISTEN] Men abused as kids more likely to become violent adults

| 56% of the men interviewed in a recent survey report they've either raped or beaten a woman in the last 12 months.

JOHANNESBURG – A new study on men's violence against women in Diepsloot reveals extremely high levels of rape, domestic violence and inadequate government response.

The study, conducted by the University of Witwatersrand and Sonke Gender Justice with 2,600 men in Diepsloot, signals some harmful gender norms that grant men a sense of permission to use violence against women.

56% of the men, between the ages of 18 to 40, reported that they have either raped or beaten a woman in the last 12 months.

To tackle this, the Sonke Gender Justice group has opened an office in Diepsloot.

In the SoundCloud above Researcher at the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute Abigail Hatcher, speaks to 702’s Azania Mosaka about the multiple factors that have influenced the levels of violence in the Johannesburg area.

(Edited by Neo Koza)

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