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Sexual violence rampant on college campuses, say MRC researchers

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Sexual violence rampant on college campuses, say MRC researchers

One in five of students surveyed faced sexual violence in the past year, with those in TVET facilities more at risk

Cape Town bureau chief

Female students in higher education face “pervasive” sexual violence, according to researchers who interviewed 1,293 young women.

One in five told a team from the SA Medical Research Council (MRC) they had experienced sexual violence in the past year, mainly at the hands of their partners.

Students at the six Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges included in the study were at significantly greater risk of sexual violence than their counterparts at three universities...

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