UCT sets up sexual assault response team

“CAPE TOWN – Students at the University of Cape Town (UCT) claim internal processes to address sexual violence on campus, are failing them.

“We’re definitely looking into just approaching the Gender Commission and the Human Rights Commission and looking into an outside and external body actually investigating what is happening on this campus,” said Dela Gwala from UCT Survivors.

Survivors have been urged to share their stories at recent demonstrations.

A Sexual Assault Response Team has been set up to deal with demands made by protestors and issues of sexual violence on campus.

The university says it’s reviewing several policies but warns that meeting some demands may have legal ramifications.”

**One of the first stories I pitched and covered was the UCT nude protests in solidarity with similar protests against sexual violence and harassment at SA universities. Very important issue that I will continue to follow up on.

 

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