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It is almost the end of Woman’s Month, a month that celebrates women’s achievements and the important role that women of all races and religions have played and continue to play in South African society, which recently there has been studies revealing the horror of violence against women.

In the case study by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) ‚Lerato, a woman who participated in a study, details her past which includes numerous cases of violence‚ including a horrific gang rape and her family’s apathy after the incident. With the help of CJN, Noma Tshabalala from Ficksburg advice office spoke on the rights and responsibilities of women.  

The show opened with the question do women have rights & what they, which Noma are said, Just like any human being women have rights that are written down in the Constitution of South Africa. Another crucial question she interrogated was Are women’s rights respected in Africa, You will have to listen to the audio to find out the answer.

Here are  Woman’s Rights And Responsibilities:

You have the right to:

  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • A service free from abuse and discrimination including race, gender, identity, age, disability, marital status, political or religious beliefs, pregnancy, sexual orientation, parental/carer status and physical features
  • Be treated ethically with dignity and respect
  • Participate (via feedback or involvement)
  • Complain and feedback on services
  • Have complaints dealt with by a staff member not previously involved in the matter
  • Fair and prompt responses to concerns
  • Live without violence and fear
  • Receive information to make informed decisions
  • Make your own choices
  • Receive culturally-sensitive support, including interpreters

Your responsibilities

You have the responsibility to:

  • Respect the rights of others
  • Respect the cultural background and privacy of others
  • Treat others with dignity
  • Refrain from racial, sexual, homophobic or any other forms of harassment or abuse
  • Make decisions for yourself
  • Keep appointments or cancel if necessary