YOUTH PARTICIPATION
Perceptions on gender-based violence in South Africa
6 questions polled on this topic
98% response rate
2,781 responded out of 2,846 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
2,781 responded out of 2,846 polled
Female
45%
For self-defense
 
For self-defense
32%
To protect someone else
 
To protect someone else
14%
To discipline someone
 
To discipline someone
9%
Other view
 
Other view

Male
40%
For self-defense
 
For self-defense
28%
To protect someone else
 
To protect someone else
20%
To discipline someone
 
To discipline someone
12%
Other view
 
Other view
0-14
4%
to discipline someone
 
to discipline someone
17%
other view
 
other view
43%
for self-defense
 
for self-defense
35%
to protect someone else
 
to protect someone else

15-19
12%
to discipline someone
 
to discipline someone
12%
other view
 
other view
46%
for self-defense
 
for self-defense
31%
to protect someone else
 
to protect someone else

20-24
18%
to discipline someone
 
to discipline someone
12%
other view
 
other view
42%
for self-defense
 
for self-defense
28%
to protect someone else
 
to protect someone else

25-30
23%
to discipline someone
 
to discipline someone
15%
other view
 
other view
36%
for self-defense
 
for self-defense
27%
to protect someone else
 
to protect someone else

31-34
33%
to discipline someone
 
to discipline someone
7%
other view
 
other view
34%
for self-defense
 
for self-defense
27%
to protect someone else
 
to protect someone else

35+
18%
to discipline someone
 
to discipline someone
8%
other view
 
other view
47%
for self-defense
 
for self-defense
27%
to protect someone else
 
to protect someone else
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
4,952 responded out of 5,176 polled
Female
41%
Ensure equal economic opportunity
 
Ensure equal economic opportunity
29%
Stricter penalties for abusers
 
Stricter penalties for abusers
17%
Training of Policy on GBV
 
Training of Policy on GBV
9%
Address harmful social norms
 
Address harmful social norms
4%
Other view
 
Other view

Male
43%
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
2%
other view
 
other view
0%
address harmful social norms
 
address harmful social norms
59%
ensure equal economic opportunity
 
ensure equal economic opportunity
23%
stricter penalties for abusers
 
stricter penalties for abusers
16%
training of policy on gbv
 
training of policy on gbv

15-19
4%
other view
 
other view
7%
address harmful social norms
 
address harmful social norms
47%
ensure equal economic opportunity
 
ensure equal economic opportunity
29%
stricter penalties for abusers
 
stricter penalties for abusers
14%
training of policy on gbv
 
training of policy on gbv

20-24
2%
other view
 
other view
11%
address harmful social norms
 
address harmful social norms
43%
ensure equal economic opportunity
 
ensure equal economic opportunity
28%
stricter penalties for abusers
 
stricter penalties for abusers
16%
training of policy on gbv
 
training of policy on gbv

25-30
5%
other view
 
other view
9%
address harmful social norms
 
address harmful social norms
36%
ensure equal economic opportunity
 
ensure equal economic opportunity
30%
stricter penalties for abusers
 
stricter penalties for abusers
20%
training of policy on gbv
 
training of policy on gbv

31-34
4%
other view
 
other view
16%
address harmful social norms
 
address harmful social norms
30%
ensure equal economic opportunity
 
ensure equal economic opportunity
34%
stricter penalties for abusers
 
stricter penalties for abusers
16%
training of policy on gbv
 
training of policy on gbv

35+
3%
other view
 
other view
16%
address harmful social norms
 
address harmful social norms
30%
ensure equal economic opportunity
 
ensure equal economic opportunity
24%
stricter penalties for abusers
 
stricter penalties for abusers
26%
training of policy on gbv
 
training of policy on gbv
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
5,379 responded out of 5,484 polled
Female
50%
Call the police
 
Call the police
15%
Ask the close relatives to intervene
 
Ask the close relatives to intervene
27%
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
19%
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
0-14
7%
other idea
 
other idea
23%
refer person to org. or helpline
 
refer person to org. or helpline
5%
not get involved
 
not get involved
56%
call the police
 
call the police
9%
ask the close relatives to intervene
 
ask the close relatives to intervene

15-19
4%
other idea
 
other idea
24%
refer person to org. or helpline
 
refer person to org. or helpline
4%
not get involved
 
not get involved
49%
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
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
50%
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
54%
call the police
 
call the police
11%
ask the close relatives to intervene
 
ask the close relatives to intervene

35+
5%
other idea
 
other idea
22%
refer person to org. or helpline
 
refer person to org. or helpline
5%
not get involved
 
not get involved
47%
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
5,711 responded out of 5,948 polled
Female
46%
Yes
 
Yes
54%
No
 
No

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

15-19
49%
yes
 
yes
51%
no
 
no

20-24
46%
yes
 
yes
54%
no
 
no

25-30
51%
yes
 
yes
49%
no
 
no

31-34
45%
yes
 
yes
55%
no
 
no

35+
44%
yes
 
yes
56%
no
 
no
50%
Yes
 
Yes
50%
No
 
No
MAR 8. 2019
The biggest contributor to GBV in SA is..
6,069 responded out of 6,472 polled
Female
25%
Existing cultural views allow violen
 
Existing cultural views allow violen
17%
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
22%
Poverty and unemployment
 
Poverty and unemployment
4%
Patriarchy
 
Patriarchy
7%
Other idea
 
Other idea

Male
22%
Existing cultural views allow violen
 
Existing cultural views allow violen
20%
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
27%
existing cultural views allow violen
 
existing cultural views allow violen
21%
poverty and unemployment
 
poverty and unemployment
17%
prejudice & negative views re gender
 
prejudice & negative views re gender
19%
inefficient response by police&judic
 
inefficient response by police&judic
4%
patriarchy
 
patriarchy
6%
financial dependence of victims
 
financial dependence of victims

15-19
6%
other idea
 
other idea
29%
existing cultural views allow violen
 
existing cultural views allow violen
21%
poverty and unemployment
 
poverty and unemployment
14%
prejudice & negative views re gender
 
prejudice & negative views re gender
20%
inefficient response by police&judic
 
inefficient response by police&judic
2%
patriarchy
 
patriarchy
8%
financial dependence of victims
 
financial dependence of victims

20-24
6%
other idea
 
other idea
21%
existing cultural views allow violen
 
existing cultural views allow violen
24%
poverty and unemployment
 
poverty and unemployment
15%
prejudice & negative views re gender
 
prejudice & negative views re gender
19%
inefficient response by police&judic
 
inefficient response by police&judic
4%
patriarchy
 
patriarchy
10%
financial dependence of victims
 
financial dependence of victims

25-30
11%
other idea
 
other idea
19%
existing cultural views allow violen
 
existing cultural views allow violen
26%
poverty and unemployment
 
poverty and unemployment
10%
prejudice & negative views re gender
 
prejudice & negative views re gender
19%
inefficient response by police&judic
 
inefficient response by police&judic
2%
patriarchy
 
patriarchy
12%
financial dependence of victims
 
financial dependence of victims

31-34
9%
other idea
 
other idea
21%
existing cultural views allow violen
 
existing cultural views allow violen
29%
poverty and unemployment
 
poverty and unemployment
16%
prejudice & negative views re gender
 
prejudice & negative views re gender
14%
inefficient response by police&judic
 
inefficient response by police&judic
3%
patriarchy
 
patriarchy
9%
financial dependence of victims
 
financial dependence of victims

35+
14%
other idea
 
other idea
24%
existing cultural views allow violen
 
existing cultural views allow violen
19%
poverty and unemployment
 
poverty and unemployment
9%
prejudice & negative views re gender
 
prejudice & negative views re gender
16%
inefficient response by police&judic
 
inefficient response by police&judic
5%
patriarchy
 
patriarchy
12%
financial dependence of victims
 
financial dependence of victims
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?
6,721 responded out of 6,901 polled
Female
88%
Yes
 
Yes
12%
No
 
No

Male
86%
Yes
 
Yes
14%
No
 
No
0-14
81%
yes
 
yes
19%
no
 
no

15-19
83%
yes
 
yes
17%
no
 
no

20-24
88%
yes
 
yes
12%
no
 
no

25-30
90%
yes
 
yes
10%
no
 
no

31-34
90%
yes
 
yes
10%
no
 
no

35+
93%
yes
 
yes
7%
no
 
no
86%
Yes
 
Yes
14%
No
 
No

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