Women, Rape and Violence in South Africa

South Africa has the highest instance of rape when compared to other countries. Approximately 15 000 cases of rape are reported in South Africa each year. The papers offered here are preliminary studies that aim to highlight the inadequacy of the law in protecting woman against rape and battering, two of the most prevalent forms of violence against woman in South Africa. The articles explain in detail some of the strategies that have been initiated by countries around the world to combat violence against woman. These include countries like Malaysia, Bolivia, India and Pakistani. It is hoped that South Africa can also learn from some of these strategies in its approaches to dealing with violence against woman.