Has 16 Days of Activism helped?

At times, it feels like the war against gender-based violence simply won't end. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - At times, it feels like the war against gender-based violence simply won't end.

Police stats show more women are reporting incidents.

It appears the country is not a safe place for women.

READ: 'Women have no fault in this': Ramaphosa speaks on GBV

As the 16 Days of Activism campaign begins, here are some of the crimes that have shaken the country.

2013 -- Anene Booysen is gang-raped and disembowelled.

2017 -- Karabo Mokoena is murdered by her boyfriend. Her mutilated body is dumped in a veld.

2019 -- Uyinene Mrwetyana is raped and killed when she visits a post office.

READ: Commonwealth urges world to count cost of domestic abuse

These are just some of the high-profile cases that have horrified the country.

But, there are many more.

There have been some big convictions.

READ: Uyinene Mrwetyana's killer to serve three life sentences

Nicholas Ninow will spend life behind bars for raping a young girl in a Dros restaurant.

And Mrwetyana's killer, Luyanda Botha, has also been handed a life sentence.

Still, gender-based violence continues.

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