National Strategic Plan on Gender-Based Violence Shadow Framework

Every year, gender-based violence (GBV) affects the lives of millions of people across South Africa. These individuals are members of families, workers and voters. So significant is the scale of the epidemic of violence in South Africa, that KPMG estimates that it costs the country over R28 billion per annum, amounting to 1% of the GDP (KPMG, 2014). Too costly to ignore: the economic impact of gender-based violence in SA.