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According to Gun Free South Africa, a woman dies at the hands of an intimate partner every 8 hours in South Africa. Living free from violence is our human right. With the support of a journalism fellowship, youth reporters in South Africa use the platform of radio to speak out against gender based violence and domestic violence.

The following radio features were produced through a journalism fellowship from the Heinrich Boell Foundation (HBF) and the National Shelter Movement of South Africa (NSM), in partnership with the Children’s Radio Foundation. The fellowship is associated with the HBF and NSM’s EU-funded project Enhancing the State’s Response to GBV: Paying the True Costs. Together we are enhancing public awareness of domestic violence and intimate partner violence, the services and shelters for abused women, and stand in support of women’s issues. Take a listen.

Feature 1: Women’s Shelters and the services they offer
Produced by: Gabriel Tsheola, Alex FM youth graduate, Alexandra
This feature is about a women’s shelter in Gauteng and what they can offer women who are in need of support.

Feature 2: Women’s Shelters: United Sanctuary Against Abuse
Produced by: Albert Lombard, Radio Atlantis youth graduate, Atlantis, Western Cape
This feature is about the personal journey of a young woman from Atlantis who survived domestic abuse. (Note: the interview is in Afrikaans)

Feature 3: Intimate Partner Violence and domestic violence
Produced by: Albert Lombard, Radio Atlantis youth graduate, Atlantis, Western Cape

Feature 4: Understanding Domestic Violence & Gender Based Violence
Produced by: Monique Hansen, Radio Atlantis youth graduate, Atlantis, Western Cape
The experience of a young man due to domestic violence and gender-based violence (GBV) is explored by the young producer in this feature. (Note: part of this feature is recorded in Afrikaans)

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