YOUTH PARTICIPATION
Perceptions on gender-based violence in South Africa
6 questions polled on this topic
96% response rate
760 responded out of 794 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
760 responded out of 794 polled
Female
47%
For self-defense
 
For self-defense
27%
To protect someone else
 
To protect someone else
17%
To discipline someone
 
To discipline someone
10%
Other view
 
Other view

Male
38%
For self-defense
 
For self-defense
23%
To protect someone else
 
To protect someone else
25%
To discipline someone
 
To discipline someone
14%
Other view
 
Other view
0-14
75%
to protect someone else
 
to protect someone else
0%
other view
 
other view
0%
to discipline someone
 
to discipline someone
25%
for self-defense
 
for self-defense

15-19
27%
to protect someone else
 
to protect someone else
19%
other view
 
other view
11%
to discipline someone
 
to discipline someone
42%
for self-defense
 
for self-defense

20-24
23%
to protect someone else
 
to protect someone else
14%
other view
 
other view
21%
to discipline someone
 
to discipline someone
42%
for self-defense
 
for self-defense

25-30
21%
to protect someone else
 
to protect someone else
17%
other view
 
other view
29%
to discipline someone
 
to discipline someone
34%
for self-defense
 
for self-defense

31-34
26%
to protect someone else
 
to protect someone else
9%
other view
 
other view
32%
to discipline someone
 
to discipline someone
32%
for self-defense
 
for self-defense

35+
23%
to protect someone else
 
to protect someone else
4%
other view
 
other view
19%
to discipline someone
 
to discipline someone
54%
for self-defense
 
for self-defense
41%
For self-defense
 
For self-defense
26%
To protect someone else
 
To protect someone else
21%
To discipline someone
 
To discipline someone
12%
Other view
 
Other view
MAR 8. 2019
The best way to combat gender-based violence
1,520 responded out of 1,666 polled
Female
34%
Ensure equal economic opportunity
 
Ensure equal economic opportunity
33%
Stricter penalties for abusers
 
Stricter penalties for abusers
17%
Training of Policy on GBV
 
Training of Policy on GBV
12%
Address harmful social norms
 
Address harmful social norms
4%
Other view
 
Other view

Male
39%
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
12%
Address harmful social norms
 
Address harmful social norms
3%
Other view
 
Other view
0-14
33%
stricter penalties for abusers
 
stricter penalties for abusers
44%
ensure equal economic opportunity
 
ensure equal economic opportunity
0%
other view
 
other view
22%
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
46%
ensure equal economic opportunity
 
ensure equal economic opportunity
3%
other view
 
other view
14%
training of policy on gbv
 
training of policy on gbv
9%
address harmful social norms
 
address harmful social norms

20-24
30%
stricter penalties for abusers
 
stricter penalties for abusers
38%
ensure equal economic opportunity
 
ensure equal economic opportunity
2%
other view
 
other view
16%
training of policy on gbv
 
training of policy on gbv
14%
address harmful social norms
 
address harmful social norms

25-30
32%
stricter penalties for abusers
 
stricter penalties for abusers
32%
ensure equal economic opportunity
 
ensure equal economic opportunity
6%
other view
 
other view
20%
training of policy on gbv
 
training of policy on gbv
10%
address harmful social norms
 
address harmful social norms

31-34
36%
stricter penalties for abusers
 
stricter penalties for abusers
29%
ensure equal economic opportunity
 
ensure equal economic opportunity
3%
other view
 
other view
16%
training of policy on gbv
 
training of policy on gbv
16%
address harmful social norms
 
address harmful social norms

35+
27%
stricter penalties for abusers
 
stricter penalties for abusers
27%
ensure equal economic opportunity
 
ensure equal economic opportunity
2%
other view
 
other view
25%
training of policy on gbv
 
training of policy on gbv
19%
address harmful social norms
 
address harmful social norms
38%
Ensure equal economic opportunity
 
Ensure equal economic opportunity
29%
Stricter penalties for abusers
 
Stricter penalties for abusers
19%
Training of Policy on GBV
 
Training of Policy on GBV
11%
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
1,678 responded out of 1,736 polled
Female
43%
Call the police
 
Call the police
15%
Ask the close relatives to intervene
 
Ask the close relatives to intervene
33%
Refer person to org. or helpline
 
Refer person to org. or helpline
3%
Not get involved
 
Not get involved
6%
Other idea
 
Other idea

Male
45%
Call the police
 
Call the police
18%
Ask the close relatives to intervene
 
Ask the close relatives to intervene
29%
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
0%
other idea
 
other idea
33%
refer person to org. or helpline
 
refer person to org. or helpline
11%
not get involved
 
not get involved
44%
call the police
 
call the police
11%
ask the close relatives to intervene
 
ask the close relatives to intervene

15-19
6%
other idea
 
other idea
36%
refer person to org. or helpline
 
refer person to org. or helpline
4%
not get involved
 
not get involved
38%
call the police
 
call the police
17%
ask the close relatives to intervene
 
ask the close relatives to intervene

20-24
4%
other idea
 
other idea
32%
refer person to org. or helpline
 
refer person to org. or helpline
2%
not get involved
 
not get involved
45%
call the police
 
call the police
17%
ask the close relatives to intervene
 
ask the close relatives to intervene

25-30
4%
other idea
 
other idea
27%
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
18%
ask the close relatives to intervene
 
ask the close relatives to intervene

31-34
2%
other idea
 
other idea
27%
refer person to org. or helpline
 
refer person to org. or helpline
5%
not get involved
 
not get involved
54%
call the police
 
call the police
11%
ask the close relatives to intervene
 
ask the close relatives to intervene

35+
3%
other idea
 
other idea
23%
refer person to org. or helpline
 
refer person to org. or helpline
5%
not get involved
 
not get involved
45%
call the police
 
call the police
23%
ask the close relatives to intervene
 
ask the close relatives to intervene
45%
Call the police
 
Call the police
17%
Ask the close relatives to intervene
 
Ask the close relatives to intervene
29%
Refer person to org. or helpline
 
Refer person to org. or helpline
3%
Not get involved
 
Not get involved
5%
Other idea
 
Other idea
MAR 8. 2019
Do you believe that the use of violence is ever justified
1,792 responded out of 1,907 polled
Female
35%
Yes
 
Yes
65%
No
 
No

Male
45%
Yes
 
Yes
55%
No
 
No
0-14
50%
no
 
no
50%
yes
 
yes

15-19
63%
no
 
no
37%
yes
 
yes

20-24
61%
no
 
no
39%
yes
 
yes

25-30
54%
no
 
no
46%
yes
 
yes

31-34
60%
no
 
no
40%
yes
 
yes

35+
57%
no
 
no
43%
yes
 
yes
44%
Yes
 
Yes
56%
No
 
No
MAR 8. 2019
The biggest contributor to GBV in SA is..
1,930 responded out of 2,185 polled
Female
19%
Existing cultural views allow violen
 
Existing cultural views allow violen
17%
Inefficient response by police&judic
 
Inefficient response by police&judic
16%
Prejudice & negative views re gender
 
Prejudice & negative views re gender
13%
financial dependence of victims
 
financial dependence of victims
23%
Poverty and unemployment
 
Poverty and unemployment
5%
Patriarchy
 
Patriarchy
6%
Other idea
 
Other idea

Male
18%
Existing cultural views allow violen
 
Existing cultural views allow violen
19%
Inefficient response by police&judic
 
Inefficient response by police&judic
14%
Prejudice & negative views re gender
 
Prejudice & negative views re gender
10%
financial dependence of victims
 
financial dependence of victims
26%
Poverty and unemployment
 
Poverty and unemployment
4%
Patriarchy
 
Patriarchy
8%
Other idea
 
Other idea
0-14
0%
other idea
 
other idea
33%
existing cultural views allow violen
 
existing cultural views allow violen
0%
financial dependence of victims
 
financial dependence of victims
22%
inefficient response by police&judic
 
inefficient response by police&judic
0%
poverty and unemployment
 
poverty and unemployment
33%
prejudice & negative views re gender
 
prejudice & negative views re gender
11%
patriarchy
 
patriarchy

15-19
4%
other idea
 
other idea
22%
existing cultural views allow violen
 
existing cultural views allow violen
11%
financial dependence of victims
 
financial dependence of victims
19%
inefficient response by police&judic
 
inefficient response by police&judic
24%
poverty and unemployment
 
poverty and unemployment
16%
prejudice & negative views re gender
 
prejudice & negative views re gender
4%
patriarchy
 
patriarchy

20-24
6%
other idea
 
other idea
18%
existing cultural views allow violen
 
existing cultural views allow violen
11%
financial dependence of victims
 
financial dependence of victims
19%
inefficient response by police&judic
 
inefficient response by police&judic
24%
poverty and unemployment
 
poverty and unemployment
17%
prejudice & negative views re gender
 
prejudice & negative views re gender
5%
patriarchy
 
patriarchy

25-30
10%
other idea
 
other idea
17%
existing cultural views allow violen
 
existing cultural views allow violen
14%
financial dependence of victims
 
financial dependence of victims
20%
inefficient response by police&judic
 
inefficient response by police&judic
27%
poverty and unemployment
 
poverty and unemployment
9%
prejudice & negative views re gender
 
prejudice & negative views re gender
3%
patriarchy
 
patriarchy

31-34
10%
other idea
 
other idea
19%
existing cultural views allow violen
 
existing cultural views allow violen
9%
financial dependence of victims
 
financial dependence of victims
12%
inefficient response by police&judic
 
inefficient response by police&judic
28%
poverty and unemployment
 
poverty and unemployment
17%
prejudice & negative views re gender
 
prejudice & negative views re gender
3%
patriarchy
 
patriarchy

35+
14%
other idea
 
other idea
24%
existing cultural views allow violen
 
existing cultural views allow violen
11%
financial dependence of victims
 
financial dependence of victims
16%
inefficient response by police&judic
 
inefficient response by police&judic
19%
poverty and unemployment
 
poverty and unemployment
11%
prejudice & negative views re gender
 
prejudice & negative views re gender
5%
patriarchy
 
patriarchy
19%
Existing cultural views allow violen
 
Existing cultural views allow violen
18%
Inefficient response by police&judic
 
Inefficient response by police&judic
14%
Prejudice & negative views re gender
 
Prejudice & negative views re gender
11%
financial dependence of victims
 
financial dependence of victims
26%
Poverty and unemployment
 
Poverty and unemployment
4%
Patriarchy
 
Patriarchy
8%
Other idea
 
Other idea
MAR 8. 2019
Is violence based on gender an issues in SA?
2,185 responded out of 2,328 polled
Female
92%
Yes
 
Yes
8%
No
 
No

Male
89%
Yes
 
Yes
11%
No
 
No
0-14
22%
no
 
no
78%
yes
 
yes

15-19
12%
no
 
no
88%
yes
 
yes

20-24
10%
no
 
no
90%
yes
 
yes

25-30
8%
no
 
no
92%
yes
 
yes

31-34
10%
no
 
no
90%
yes
 
yes

35+
7%
no
 
no
93%
yes
 
yes
89%
Yes
 
Yes
11%
No
 
No

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