DA Launches GBV Court Watching Brief Campaign in Kouga

The Democratic Alliance Women’s Network (DAWN) in the Tsitsi-Kouga Constituency has launched a court watching brief campaign to monitor cases of Gender Based Violence (GBV).

This comes as a woman was murdered in Sea Vista in St Francis Bay and a young girl was raped and murdered in Hankey recently.

The campaign will see DAWN representatives attending court proceedings to monitor the cases and ensure that justice is served on perpetrators of GBV.

DAWN representatives will also meet with the families of the victims to offer comfort and support on an ongoing basis.

“The purpose of this campaign is to ensure that the criminal justice system does not fail the victims of GBV.

The DAWN representatives attending court proceedings will take notes and provide feedback to Tsitsi-Kouga Constituency Leader, Andrew Whitfield, MP, who will monitor the cases from a national level,” said Amor Hendricks, the DAWN chairperson in the Constituency.

“The scourge of GBV affects all communities and must be rooted out of our society. DAWN will work closely with and support the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the Department of Justice in their efforts to successfully prosecute criminals who terrorise women in our communities,” added Hendricks.

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