Here’s a bit of history about the Shukumisa campaign. As part of the pilot project of the Shukumisa campaign in 2008, undertook to examine the extent to which the South African Police Services (SAPS) and Departments of Justice and Constitutional Development (DoJ&CD) and Health had met their commitments to providing services for victims of sexual offences.
This activity was done as part of the 2008 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence.
To carry out this monitoring campaign, Shukumisa partners visited:
- Thirty-four police stations in the three provinces of Gauteng (23 stations), North West (3 stations) and Western Cape (8 stations);
- Sixteen courts distributed across Gauteng (10 courts), North West (3 courts), Free State (1 court) and Western Cape (2 courts); and
- Two hospitals in Gauteng and one hospital in the Free State.
Sixteen monitors from participating organisations and volunteers from the community conducted the monitoring.
No particular procedure was used to select the sample of courts, police stations and hospitals; rather, selection was based on which stations were in the monitoring organisation’s area of operation.