RE-POSITIONING SOCIAL WORK IN THE AGENDA TO DEAL WITH VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND SOUTH AFRICA’S TRIPLE CHALLENGES

Keywords: inequality, poverty, social work, South Africa’s triple challenge, unemployment, violence against women

Abstract

Violence against women (VAW) and the South African triple challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality are on the national agenda and require urgent attention from all stakeholders. Although social work is ethically bound to deal with VAW, poverty, unemployment and inequality, its voice in the fight against them is silent. Current interventions to address these social challenges have gaps. This article reviews literature to re-position social work in the agenda to deal with VAW and the triple challenges. It is time that South Africa face up to these issues with social work playing its central role in winning the battle.

Author Biography

Goitse Leburu-Masigo, University of South Africa
Department of social Work
Published
2020-06-22
Section
Articles