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SA youth believe sexual violence is a ‘medical emergency’


SA youth believe sexual violence is a ‘medical emergency’

An MSF survey has found that young people are eager to take a stand against sexual and gender-based violence

Senior reporter

SA’s youth are far from apathetic or disengaged when it comes to pressing issues such as sexual and gender-based violence and mental health.

Survey findings from medical humanitarian organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and Meraki Research have defied the perception of young adults in SA and shown they are eager to take a stand.

Ahead of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign that kicks off on November 25, MSF released the findings of the survey in which more than 1,000 young adults between the ages of 18 and 35 participated...

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