GBV: His father, my son: Season 12 Episode 52

Wednesday, 25 Jan 2023 6:30pm, Thu, 26 Jan 2023 11:00am > Fri, 27 Jan 2023 7:30am

‘Daar is sekere goed wat net die pa kan doen’ (There are some things that only the dad can do) In this short film, women living in Willowmore in the Eastern Cape talk about the powerful impact that fathers can have on their sons’ behaviour towards women. Fathers are often the primary role models who shape young boys’ attitudes to, and physical treatment of women. The women discuss how sons do not only ‘imitate’ their fathers’ violent practices but also their displays of loving, respectful, and tender affection. The women emphasise that although GBV programmes and education for children are vital, these must be supported by learning at home. However, as fathers are often absent as positive role models, young adult sons may adopt GBV practices due to peer pressure.