May 24, 2024

The impregnation of young girls is another form of gender-based violence

gender-based violence

“The impregnation of young girls is another form of gender-based violence (GBV) that requires agent government attention” said committee chairperson Nonhlanhla Ncube-Ndaba.

Gender-based violence is deeply ingrained in societies, women are vulnerable to violence perpetrated by men and has serious impacts on women’s well being.

Ncube-Ndaba reacted to statistics from the health department which revealed that a minimum of 23,000 girls between the ages of 10 and 19 fell pregnant between April 2020 and March 2021.

Parliament’s portfolio committee on women, youth, and people with disabilities has condemned the impregnation of young girls and teenagers and wishes accountability for the perpetrators and wants them to face the overall might of the law

Adolescent girls and young women still experience sexual and gender-based violence at an unacceptable rate, rape also affects an enormous number of women and girls with 10006 people raped between April and June 2021, this being a rise of 4201 cases, amounting to a staggering 72,4%.

Ncube Ndaba said the committee recently received reports from the commission for Gender Equality (CGE) detailing the results of the implementation of its programs focused on GBV and Femicide (GBVF).

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