All related shelters and supporting companies shall be operational 24 hours per day.
Vulnerable ladies and youngsters who’re in danger of abuse can turn to the Gender-Based Violence Command Centre for assist during the 21-day nationwide lockdown.
“We have elevated our items that cope with ladies and youngsters abuse,” Police Minister Bheki Cele stated at a briefing on Wednesday.
“[Phone] 0800 150 150, those that are feeling they’re abused, particularly ladies and youngsters. The police will reply.”
Cele joined members of the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster along with the Governance, State Capacity and Institutional Development Cluster to transient the media on the particulars of authorities interventions in the safety sector after President Cyril Ramaphosa introduced the lockdown on Monday to minimise the unfold of Covid-19.
As of 25 March, South Africa has 709 confirmed coronavirus circumstances.
Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu stated the command centre could be aiding by means of Skype by way of “HELPMEGBV”, a toll-free line (0800 428 428) and a call-back service victims may use by dialling *120*7867#.
“We shall be growing the quantity of social service professionals to make sure that the above are so as,” Zulu stated. “All related shelters and supporting companies shall be operational 24 hours per day.”
The lockdown will come into impact on Thursday at midnight till 16 April.
A civil society motion in the combat towards gender-based violence and femicide, The Total Shutdown, expressed concern, saying the “president’s silence on emergency security and safety provisions for girls and youngsters was too loud”.
“This lockdown, whereas vital, impacts the already weak victims of gender-based violence and femicide who shall be locked down with abusers and perpetrators of violence,” spokesperson Lesley Ncube advised Information24 on Wednesday.
As a end result, the motion shall be internet hosting a webinar to talk about the #ForgottenReality during Covid-19 in South Africa on Friday.
“Our dialogue will centre on points pertaining to gender-based violence and femicide, well being and security in addition to the financial wellbeing of the #ForgottenReality and the influence of the Covid-19 outbreak on folks dwelling in South Africa, particularly ladies, kids and folks in weak communities and circumstances,” Ncube stated.
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