YOUTH PARTICIPATION
Perceptions on gender-based violence in South Africa
6 questions polled on this topic
97% response rate
1,390 responded out of 1,438 polled
Mar 8. 2019
In which circumstances is violence justified
Mar 8. 2019
The best way to combat gender-based violence
Mar 8. 2019
If I knew someone was a victim of GBV what would I do
Mar 8. 2019
Do you believe that the use of violence is ever justified
Mar 8. 2019
The biggest contributor to GBV in SA is..
Mar 8. 2019
Is violence based on gender an issues in SA?

POLL RESULTS

MAR 8. 2019
In which circumstances is violence justified
1,390 responded out of 1,438 polled
Female
44%
For self-defense
 
For self-defense
33%
To protect someone else
 
To protect someone else
14%
To discipline someone
 
To discipline someone
9%
Other view
 
Other view

Male
39%
For self-defense
 
For self-defense
28%
To protect someone else
 
To protect someone else
21%
To discipline someone
 
To discipline someone
13%
Other view
 
Other view
0-14
40%
to protect someone else
 
to protect someone else
20%
other view
 
other view
0%
to discipline someone
 
to discipline someone
40%
for self-defense
 
for self-defense

15-19
30%
to protect someone else
 
to protect someone else
14%
other view
 
other view
12%
to discipline someone
 
to discipline someone
45%
for self-defense
 
for self-defense

20-24
29%
to protect someone else
 
to protect someone else
11%
other view
 
other view
18%
to discipline someone
 
to discipline someone
42%
for self-defense
 
for self-defense

25-30
26%
to protect someone else
 
to protect someone else
15%
other view
 
other view
24%
to discipline someone
 
to discipline someone
35%
for self-defense
 
for self-defense

31-34
26%
to protect someone else
 
to protect someone else
8%
other view
 
other view
33%
to discipline someone
 
to discipline someone
33%
for self-defense
 
for self-defense

35+
29%
to protect someone else
 
to protect someone else
6%
other view
 
other view
16%
to discipline someone
 
to discipline someone
48%
for self-defense
 
for self-defense
42%
For self-defense
 
For self-defense
29%
To protect someone else
 
To protect someone else
18%
To discipline someone
 
To discipline someone
11%
Other view
 
Other view
MAR 8. 2019
The best way to combat gender-based violence
2,476 responded out of 2,675 polled
Female
39%
Ensure equal economic opportunity
 
Ensure equal economic opportunity
30%
Stricter penalties for abusers
 
Stricter penalties for abusers
17%
Training of Policy on GBV
 
Training of Policy on GBV
10%
Address harmful social norms
 
Address harmful social norms
4%
Other view
 
Other view

Male
42%
Ensure equal economic opportunity
 
Ensure equal economic opportunity
27%
Stricter penalties for abusers
 
Stricter penalties for abusers
18%
Training of Policy on GBV
 
Training of Policy on GBV
10%
Address harmful social norms
 
Address harmful social norms
3%
Other view
 
Other view
0-14
21%
stricter penalties for abusers
 
stricter penalties for abusers
63%
ensure equal economic opportunity
 
ensure equal economic opportunity
0%
other view
 
other view
16%
training of policy on gbv
 
training of policy on gbv
0%
address harmful social norms
 
address harmful social norms

15-19
29%
stricter penalties for abusers
 
stricter penalties for abusers
47%
ensure equal economic opportunity
 
ensure equal economic opportunity
4%
other view
 
other view
14%
training of policy on gbv
 
training of policy on gbv
6%
address harmful social norms
 
address harmful social norms

20-24
28%
stricter penalties for abusers
 
stricter penalties for abusers
43%
ensure equal economic opportunity
 
ensure equal economic opportunity
2%
other view
 
other view
15%
training of policy on gbv
 
training of policy on gbv
11%
address harmful social norms
 
address harmful social norms

25-30
31%
stricter penalties for abusers
 
stricter penalties for abusers
34%
ensure equal economic opportunity
 
ensure equal economic opportunity
5%
other view
 
other view
20%
training of policy on gbv
 
training of policy on gbv
9%
address harmful social norms
 
address harmful social norms

31-34
34%
stricter penalties for abusers
 
stricter penalties for abusers
30%
ensure equal economic opportunity
 
ensure equal economic opportunity
3%
other view
 
other view
16%
training of policy on gbv
 
training of policy on gbv
17%
address harmful social norms
 
address harmful social norms

35+
25%
stricter penalties for abusers
 
stricter penalties for abusers
31%
ensure equal economic opportunity
 
ensure equal economic opportunity
3%
other view
 
other view
24%
training of policy on gbv
 
training of policy on gbv
17%
address harmful social norms
 
address harmful social norms
42%
Ensure equal economic opportunity
 
Ensure equal economic opportunity
28%
Stricter penalties for abusers
 
Stricter penalties for abusers
18%
Training of Policy on GBV
 
Training of Policy on GBV
9%
Address harmful social norms
 
Address harmful social norms
3%
Other view
 
Other view
MAR 8. 2019
If I knew someone was a victim of GBV what would I do
2,689 responded out of 2,772 polled
Female
49%
Call the police
 
Call the police
15%
Ask the close relatives to intervene
 
Ask the close relatives to intervene
28%
Refer person to org. or helpline
 
Refer person to org. or helpline
3%
Not get involved
 
Not get involved
5%
Other idea
 
Other idea

Male
49%
Call the police
 
Call the police
18%
Ask the close relatives to intervene
 
Ask the close relatives to intervene
25%
Refer person to org. or helpline
 
Refer person to org. or helpline
4%
Not get involved
 
Not get involved
4%
Other idea
 
Other idea
0-14
6%
other idea
 
other idea
22%
refer person to org. or helpline
 
refer person to org. or helpline
6%
not get involved
 
not get involved
56%
call the police
 
call the police
11%
ask the close relatives to intervene
 
ask the close relatives to intervene

15-19
4%
other idea
 
other idea
25%
refer person to org. or helpline
 
refer person to org. or helpline
4%
not get involved
 
not get involved
48%
call the police
 
call the police
20%
ask the close relatives to intervene
 
ask the close relatives to intervene

20-24
4%
other idea
 
other idea
28%
refer person to org. or helpline
 
refer person to org. or helpline
2%
not get involved
 
not get involved
49%
call the police
 
call the police
17%
ask the close relatives to intervene
 
ask the close relatives to intervene

25-30
3%
other idea
 
other idea
26%
refer person to org. or helpline
 
refer person to org. or helpline
4%
not get involved
 
not get involved
51%
call the police
 
call the police
16%
ask the close relatives to intervene
 
ask the close relatives to intervene

31-34
3%
other idea
 
other idea
27%
refer person to org. or helpline
 
refer person to org. or helpline
6%
not get involved
 
not get involved
53%
call the police
 
call the police
11%
ask the close relatives to intervene
 
ask the close relatives to intervene

35+
6%
other idea
 
other idea
22%
refer person to org. or helpline
 
refer person to org. or helpline
6%
not get involved
 
not get involved
46%
call the police
 
call the police
20%
ask the close relatives to intervene
 
ask the close relatives to intervene
50%
Call the police
 
Call the police
17%
Ask the close relatives to intervene
 
Ask the close relatives to intervene
25%
Refer person to org. or helpline
 
Refer person to org. or helpline
3%
Not get involved
 
Not get involved
4%
Other idea
 
Other idea
MAR 8. 2019
Do you believe that the use of violence is ever justified
2,855 responded out of 3,007 polled
Female
43%
Yes
 
Yes
57%
No
 
No

Male
49%
Yes
 
Yes
51%
No
 
No
0-14
44%
no
 
no
56%
yes
 
yes

15-19
55%
no
 
no
45%
yes
 
yes

20-24
55%
no
 
no
45%
yes
 
yes

25-30
49%
no
 
no
51%
yes
 
yes

31-34
58%
no
 
no
42%
yes
 
yes

35+
56%
no
 
no
44%
yes
 
yes
50%
Yes
 
Yes
50%
No
 
No
MAR 8. 2019
The biggest contributor to GBV in SA is..
3,034 responded out of 3,360 polled
Female
23%
Existing cultural views allow violen
 
Existing cultural views allow violen
17%
Inefficient response by police&judic
 
Inefficient response by police&judic
15%
Prejudice & negative views re gender
 
Prejudice & negative views re gender
12%
financial dependence of victims
 
financial dependence of victims
22%
Poverty and unemployment
 
Poverty and unemployment
4%
Patriarchy
 
Patriarchy
7%
Other idea
 
Other idea

Male
21%
Existing cultural views allow violen
 
Existing cultural views allow violen
21%
Inefficient response by police&judic
 
Inefficient response by police&judic
13%
Prejudice & negative views re gender
 
Prejudice & negative views re gender
10%
financial dependence of victims
 
financial dependence of victims
24%
Poverty and unemployment
 
Poverty and unemployment
3%
Patriarchy
 
Patriarchy
8%
Other idea
 
Other idea
0-14
6%
other idea
 
other idea
28%
existing cultural views allow violen
 
existing cultural views allow violen
0%
financial dependence of victims
 
financial dependence of victims
17%
inefficient response by police&judic
 
inefficient response by police&judic
22%
poverty and unemployment
 
poverty and unemployment
22%
prejudice & negative views re gender
 
prejudice & negative views re gender
6%
patriarchy
 
patriarchy

15-19
6%
other idea
 
other idea
27%
existing cultural views allow violen
 
existing cultural views allow violen
9%
financial dependence of victims
 
financial dependence of victims
20%
inefficient response by police&judic
 
inefficient response by police&judic
22%
poverty and unemployment
 
poverty and unemployment
15%
prejudice & negative views re gender
 
prejudice & negative views re gender
3%
patriarchy
 
patriarchy

20-24
7%
other idea
 
other idea
21%
existing cultural views allow violen
 
existing cultural views allow violen
10%
financial dependence of victims
 
financial dependence of victims
20%
inefficient response by police&judic
 
inefficient response by police&judic
22%
poverty and unemployment
 
poverty and unemployment
16%
prejudice & negative views re gender
 
prejudice & negative views re gender
5%
patriarchy
 
patriarchy

25-30
12%
other idea
 
other idea
19%
existing cultural views allow violen
 
existing cultural views allow violen
12%
financial dependence of victims
 
financial dependence of victims
19%
inefficient response by police&judic
 
inefficient response by police&judic
26%
poverty and unemployment
 
poverty and unemployment
10%
prejudice & negative views re gender
 
prejudice & negative views re gender
3%
patriarchy
 
patriarchy

31-34
9%
other idea
 
other idea
21%
existing cultural views allow violen
 
existing cultural views allow violen
8%
financial dependence of victims
 
financial dependence of victims
12%
inefficient response by police&judic
 
inefficient response by police&judic
29%
poverty and unemployment
 
poverty and unemployment
18%
prejudice & negative views re gender
 
prejudice & negative views re gender
3%
patriarchy
 
patriarchy

35+
14%
other idea
 
other idea
26%
existing cultural views allow violen
 
existing cultural views allow violen
13%
financial dependence of victims
 
financial dependence of victims
14%
inefficient response by police&judic
 
inefficient response by police&judic
19%
poverty and unemployment
 
poverty and unemployment
10%
prejudice & negative views re gender
 
prejudice & negative views re gender
4%
patriarchy
 
patriarchy
24%
Existing cultural views allow violen
 
Existing cultural views allow violen
19%
Inefficient response by police&judic
 
Inefficient response by police&judic
13%
Prejudice & negative views re gender
 
Prejudice & negative views re gender
10%
financial dependence of victims
 
financial dependence of victims
24%
Poverty and unemployment
 
Poverty and unemployment
3%
Patriarchy
 
Patriarchy
8%
Other idea
 
Other idea
MAR 8. 2019
Is violence based on gender an issues in SA?
3,360 responded out of 3,514 polled
Female
90%
Yes
 
Yes
10%
No
 
No

Male
86%
Yes
 
Yes
14%
No
 
No
0-14
18%
no
 
no
82%
yes
 
yes

15-19
16%
no
 
no
84%
yes
 
yes

20-24
12%
no
 
no
88%
yes
 
yes

25-30
8%
no
 
no
92%
yes
 
yes

31-34
11%
no
 
no
89%
yes
 
yes

35+
8%
no
 
no
92%
yes
 
yes
86%
Yes
 
Yes
14%
No
 
No

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