Question NW714 to the Minister of Police

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24 June 2020 - NW714

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Tito, Ms LF to ask the Minister of Police

What measures has he put in place to protect migrant women from gender-based violence in their domestic spaces during the lockdown period to curb the spread of COVID- 19 NW918E


The measures that are in place to protect all women in South Africa, from gender- based violence, are also applicable to migrant women. This applied, prior to the COVID-19 epidemic and still applies during the lockdown period. Over and above the existing measures, the following has also been put in place.


An additional referral list was issued, known as the 'pathways data base”, to all police stations. It depicts the contact numbers of government departments and non-governmental organisations (NGO’s), which can be contacted, to assist victims with:

  • Psycho-social support services.
  • Justice and human rights services.
  • Basic needs services.
  • Thutuzela care centres.
  • Shelter and housing services.
  • Civil society organisations.


4 Packaged awareness raising material, in the form of a leaflet, sharing information with communities, on:

  • Gender-based violence-related risks during lockdown.
  • What the public can do about gender-based violence.
  • Crime reporting numbers, for example, the 10111 emergency numt›er, the crime stop tip-off line - 08600 10111, crime line sms - 32211, the Gender-based Violence (GBV) command centre line - 0800 428 428, the children toll free line- 0800 055 555, human rights and trafficking hotline - 0800 222 777 and My SAPS App.
  • How to lodge service delivery complaints (natonal service complaint centre line - 0800 333 177.