Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill [B50-2013]: Minister & Department response to submissions

Sonke Gender Justice (Sonke)/ The Southern African Liaison Office: submitted that the definition of GBV should be extended to include acts of violence committed against LGBTI as they constitute a group of people disadvantaged by unfair discrimination historically and currently due to actual or perceived sexual orientation/gender identity. As it was, the definition excluded violence against LGBTI. Violence committed to LGBTI amounted to GBV as it was committed on the bases that the targeted person did not conform to social and cultural gender norms. The DWCPS did not have any objections to the recommendations.