Victim Empowerment Centres Open To Assist Sufferers of GBV
“We understand the plight of victims of gender based violence (GBV), and the City of Ekurhuleni in collaboration with the Justice Service Cluster continuously make strides to ensure that the services at police stations in Ekurhuleni are ideal and welcoming to victims of abuse.”
Those were the words of Member of Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Health and Social Services Cllr Nomadlozi Nkosi during a walkabout at the Victim Empowerment Centre (VEC) at Zonkizizwe Police Station on Thursday, 10 December.
MMC Nkosi stressed that activism of no violence against women and children do not have a window period but activism is everyone’s responsibility, including that of police officers assisting the sufferers of abuse.
The centres were assessed by delegates including the MMC for Community Safety Cllr Frans Mmoko, Minister of Home Affairs Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, MEC Faith Mazibuko as well as the Deputy Minister Zizi Kodwa.
The centres have been built to give victims the privacy they deserve when visiting police stations, to ensure that they are comfortable when reporting their cases without any form of intimidation.