• Goitseone Leburu North-West University, Mafikeng Campus
  • Nomonde Phetlho-Thekisho North-West University, Mafikeng Campus,


Gender-based violence against women continues to be endemic in different forms and in different settings. This form of violence cuts across status, class, religion, race and economic barriers. It occurs at home, in society, in the immediate community, at the work place and in various institutions. This epidemic in most cases also puts women at a greater risk of contracting HIV and Aids. This article reviews gender-based violence and HIV and Aids as intersecting issues. Understanding these phenomena can provide valuable information that could be useful in generating new knowledge within an existing body of knowledge.

Author Biographies

Goitseone Leburu, North-West University, Mafikeng Campus
Social Worker, Ditsobotla Service Point
Nomonde Phetlho-Thekisho, North-West University, Mafikeng Campus,
LecturerNorth-West University, Mafikeng Campus


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