Safety and Security

FORGOTTEN SISTERS – A REPORT ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES: AN OVERVIEW OF ITS NATURE, SCOPE, CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES

The forms of violence to which women and girls with disabilities are subjected are varied. They include physical, psychological, sexual or financial violence, neglect, social isolation, entrapment, degradation, detention, denial of health care and forced sterilization and psychiatric treatment, among others.
 

Women with disabilities are twice as likely to experience domestic violence and other forms of gender-based and sexual violence as non-disabled women, and are likely to experience abuse over a longer period of time and to suffer more severe injuries as a result of the violence. Their abuser may also be their caregiver, someone that the individual is reliant on for personal care or mobility, frequently they do not report the violence, institutions of the justice system are often physically inaccessible and do not provide reasonable accommodation, they often lack access to legal protection and representation, law enforcement officials and the legal community are ill-equipped to address the violence, their testimony is often not viewed as credible by the justice system and they are not privy to the same information available to non-disabled women.
 

Should you require assistance and support to report any cases of violence and abuse, contact any of the following Organisations for the Disabled:


National Council of Persons with Physical Disabilities in SA

http://www.ncppdsa.org.za

Cape Town Society of the Blind

http://www.ctsb.org.za/

DeafSA

http://www.deafsa.co.za/

SA National Council for the Blind

http://www.sancb.org.za/

The Western Cape SA Police Services indicated the following:

  • There are 150 police stations or sites 
  • Ten (10) stations still need to get ramps


Contact info – reporting of inaccessible police stations within the Western Cape
 

Office no: +27 21 467 8411

After hours no: +27 82 469 7721

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The below list of police stations within the Western Cape indicate the police stations accessibility status: 

 

FacilityLocationAccessible
Albertinia Police Station Albertinia, Langeberg, Eden, South Africa Yes
Ashton Police Station Ashton, Breede River Winelands, Boland, South Africa Yes
Athlone Police Station Athlone, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Atlantis Police Station Atlantis, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Barrydale Police Station Barrydale, Swellendam, Overberg, South Africa No
Beaufort West Police Station Beaufort West, Central Karoo, South Africa Yes
Belhar Police Station (satellite) Belhar, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Bellvile Police Station Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Bellville South Police Station Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Bishop Lavis Police Station Bishop Lavis, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Bitterfontein Police Station Bitterfontein, WCDMA01, West Coast, South Africa Yes
Bongolethu Police Station Oudtshoorn, Eden, South Africa Yes
Bonnievale Police Station Bonnievale, Breede River Winelands, Boland, South Africa Yes
Bothasig Police Station Bothasig, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Botrivier Police Station Bot River, Theewaterskloof, Overberg, South Africa Yes
Brackenfell Police Station Brackenfell, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Bredasdorp Police Station Bredasdorp, Cape Agulhas, Overberg, South Africa Yes
Bridgton Police Station George, Eden, South Africa Yes
Caledon Police Station Caledon, Theewaterskloof, Overberg, South Africa Yes
Calitzdorp Police Station Calitzdorp, Kannaland, Eden, South Africa Yes
Camps Bay Police Station Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Cape Town Airport Police Station Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Cape Town Central Police Station Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Ceres Police Station Ceres, Witzenberg, Boland, South Africa Yes
Citrusdal Police Station Citrusdal, Cederberg, West Coast, South Africa Yes
Clanwilliam Police Station Clanwilliam, Cederberg, West Coast, South Africa No
Claremont Police Station Claremont, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Cloetesville Police Station Cloetesville, Stellenbosch, Boland, South Africa Yes
Conville Police Station George, Eden, South Africa Yes
Da Gamaskop Police Station Mossel Bay , Eden, South Africa Yes
Darling Police Station Darling, Swartland, West Coast, South Africa Yes
De Doorns Police Station De Doorns, Breede Valley, Boland, South Africa No
De Rust Police Station De Rust, Oudtshoorn, Eden, South Africa Yes
Delft Police Station Delft, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Diep River Police Station Diep River, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Doringbaai Police Station Doringbaai, Matzikama, West Coast, South Africa Yes
Durbanville Police Station Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Dysselsdorp Police Station Dysselsdorp, Oudtshoorn, Eden, South Africa Yes
Eendekuil Police Station Eendekuil, Bergrivier, West Coast, South Africa No
Eerste River Police Station Elsies River, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Elandsbaai Police Station Elands Bay, Cederberg, West Coast, South Africa No
Elsies River Police Station Elsies River, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Fish Hoek Police Station Fish Hoek, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Franschhoek Police Station Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Boland, South Africa Yes
Gansbaai Police Station Gansbaai, Overstrand, Overberg, South Africa Yes
Genadendal Police Station Genadendal, Theewaterskloof, Overberg, South Africa Yes
George Airport Police Station (satellite of George Police Station) George, Eden, South Africa Yes
George Police Station George, Eden, South Africa Yes
Goodwood Police Station Goodwood, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Gordon's Bay Police Station Gordon's Bay, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Graafwater Police Station Graafwater, Cederberg, West Coast, South Africa No
Grabouw Police Station Grabouw, Theewaterskloof, Overberg, South Africa Yes
Grassy Park Police Station Grassy Park, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Greyton Police Station (satellite of Genadendal) Greyton, Theewaterskloof, Overberg, South Africa Yes
Groot Brakrivier Police Station Groot-Brakrivier, Mossel Bay , Eden, South Africa Yes
Groot Drakenstein Police Station Paarl, Drakenstein, Boland, South Africa Yes
Gugulethu Police Station Gugulethu, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Harare Police Station (Satellite) Harare, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Heidelberg Police Station Heidelberg, Langeberg, Eden, South Africa Yes
Herbertsdale Police Station Herbertsdale, Mossel Bay , Eden, South Africa Yes
Hermanus Police Station Hermanus, Overstrand, Overberg, South Africa Yes
Herold Police Station Herolds Bay, George, Eden, South Africa Yes
Hopefield Police Station Hopefield, Saldanha Bay, West Coast, South Africa Yes
Hout Bay Police Station Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Kayamandi Police Station (satellite) Stellenbosch, Boland, South Africa Yes
Kensington Police Station Kensington, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Khayelitsha Police Station Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa No
Kirstenhof Police Station Kirstenhof, Cape Town, South Africa No
Klaarstroom Police Station Klaarstroom, Prince Albert, Prince Albert, Central Karoo, South Africa Yes
Klapmuts Police Station Klapmuts, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Klawer Police Station Klawer, Matzikama, West Coast, South Africa Yes
Kleinmond Police Station Kleinmond, Overstrand, Overberg, South Africa Yes
Kleinvlei Police Station Kleinvlei, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Knysna Police Station Knysna, Knysna Municipal Offices, Eden, South Africa Yes
Kraaifontein Police Station Kraaifontein, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Kuils River Police Station Kuils River, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Kwa-Nokutula Police Station Plettenberg Bay, Bitou, Eden, South Africa Yes
Kwa-Nonqaba Police Station Kwanonqaba, Mossel Bay , Eden, South Africa Yes
Laaiplek Police Station Laaiplek, Bergrivier, West Coast, South Africa Yes
Ladismith Police Station Ladismith, Kannaland, Eden, South Africa Yes
Laingsburg Police Station Laingsburg, WCDMA05, Central Karoo, South Africa Yes
Laingsburg Police Station Laingsburg, WCDMA05, Central Karoo, South Africa Yes
Lamberts Bay Police Station Lamberts Bay, Cederberg, West Coast, South Africa Yes
Lamberts Bay Police Station Lamberts Bay, Cederberg, West Coast, South Africa Yes
Langa Police Station Langa, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Langa Police Station Langa, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Langebaan Police Station Langebaan, Saldanha Bay, West Coast, South Africa Yes
Lansdowne Police Station Lansdowne, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Leeu-Gamka Police Station Leeu Gamka, Prince Albert, Prince Albert, Central Karoo, South Africa Yes
Leeu-Gamka Police Station (satellite) Leeu Gamka, Prince Albert, Prince Albert, Central Karoo, South Africa Yes
Lingelethu West Police Station (satellite) Lingelethu West, Cape Town, South Africa No
Lutzville Police Station Lutzville, Matzikama, West Coast, South Africa Yes
Lwandle Police Station (satellite of Strand) Lwandle, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Macassar Police Station Macassar, Cape Town, South Africa No
Maitland Police Station Maitland, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Malmesbury Police Station Malmesbury, Swartland, West Coast, South Africa Yes
Mandlenkosi Police Station Beaufort West, Central Karoo, South Africa Yes
Manenberg Police Station Manenberg, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Mbekweni Police Station (satellite) Mbekweni, Drakenstein, Boland, South Africa Yes
McGregor Police Station Mcgregor, Breede River Winelands, Boland, South Africa Yes
Melkbosstrand Police Station Melkbosstrand, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Merweville Police Station (satellite) Merweville, Beaufort West, Central Karoo, South Africa Yes
Mfuleni Police Station (satellite) Mfuleni, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Milnerton Police Station Milnerton, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Mitchells Plain Police Station Mitchells Plain, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Montagu Police Station Montagu, Breede River Winelands, Boland, South Africa Yes
Moorreesburg Police Station Moorreesburg, Swartland, West Coast, South Africa Yes
Mossel Bay Police Station Mossel Bay , Eden, South Africa Yes
Mowbray Police Station Mowbray, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Muizenberg Police Station Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Murraysburg Police Station Murraysburg, WCDMA05, Central Karoo, South Africa Yes
Napier Police Station Napier, Cape Agulhas, Overberg, South Africa Yes
Nelspoort Police Station (satellite) Nelspoort, Beaufort West, Central Karoo, South Africa Yes
Nieuveld Police Station (satellite of Beaufort West Police Station) Beaufort West, Central Karoo, South Africa Yes
Nkqubela Police Station (satellite of Robertson Police Station) Robertson, Breede River Winelands, Boland, South Africa Yes
Nuwerus Police Station West Coast, South Africa Yes
Nyanga Police Station Nyanga, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Ocean View Police Station Ocean View, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Op Die Berg Police Station (satellite) Op Die Berg, Witzenberg, Boland, South Africa Yes
Oudtshoorn Police Station Oudtshoorn, Eden, South Africa Yes
Paarl East Police Station Paarl, Drakenstein, Boland, South Africa Yes
Paarl Police Station Paarl, Drakenstein, Boland, South Africa Yes
Pacaltsdorp Police Station Pacaltsdorp, George, Eden, South Africa Yes
Parklands Police Station Parklands, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Parow Police Station Parow, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Paternoster Police Station Paternoster, Saldanha Bay, West Coast, South Africa Yes
Philadelphia Police Station Philadelphia, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Phillipi East Police Station (satellite) Phillipi, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Phillipi Police Station Phillipi, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Piketberg Police Station Piketberg, Bergrivier, West Coast, South Africa Yes
Pinelands Police Station Pinelands, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Plettenberg Bay Police Station Bitou, Eden, South Africa Yes
Porterville Police Station Porterville, Bergrivier, West Coast, South Africa Yes
Prince Albert Police Station Prince Albert, Central Karoo, South Africa Yes
Prince Alfred Hamlet Police Station Prince Alfred Hamlet, Witzenberg, Boland, South Africa Yes
Ravensmead Police Station Ravensmead, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Rawsonville Police Station Rawsonville, Breede Valley, Boland, South Africa Yes
Redelinghuys Police Station Redelinghuys, Bergrivier, West Coast, South Africa Yes
Riebeeck-Kasteel Police Station Riebeek Kasteel, Swartland, West Coast, South Africa Yes
Riebeek West Police Station Riebeek West, Swartland, West Coast, South Africa Yes
Riversdal Police Station Riversdale, Langeberg, Eden, South Africa Yes
Riviersonderend Police Station Riviersonderend, Theewaterskloof, Overberg, South Africa Yes
Robertson Police Station Robertson, Breede River Winelands, Boland, South Africa Yes
Rondebosch Police Station Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Saldanha Police Station Saldanha, Saldanha Bay, West Coast, South Africa Yes
SAPS College Oudtshoorn, Eden, South Africa Yes
Saron Police Station Saron, Drakenstein, Boland, South Africa Yes
Sea Point Police Station Green Point, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Sedgefield Police Station (satellite) Sedgefield, Knysna, Knysna Municipal Offices, Eden, South Africa Yes
Simon's Town Police Station Simon's Town, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Sir Lowry's Pass Police Station (satellite of Somerset West) Somerset West, Stellenbosch, Boland, South Africa Yes
Somerset West Police Station Somerset West, Stellenbosch, Boland, South Africa Yes
St. Helena Bay Police Station St.Helena Bay, Saldanha Bay, West Coast, South Africa Yes
Stanford Police Station Stanford, Overstrand, Overberg, South Africa Yes
Steenberg Police Station Retreat, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Stellenbosch Police Station Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, Boland, South Africa Yes
Stilbaai Police Station Stilbaai, Langeberg, Eden, South Africa Yes
Strand Police Station The Strand, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Strandfontein Police Station Strandfontein, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Struisbaai Police Station Struisbaai, Cape Agulhas, Overberg, South Africa Yes
Suurbrak Police Station Suurbraak, Swellendam, Overberg, South Africa Yes
Swellendam Police Station Swellendam, Swellendam, Overberg, South Africa Yes
Table Bay Harbour Police Station Roggebaai, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Table View Police Station Table View, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
The Crags Police Station (satellite of Mossel Bay Police Station) Plettenberg Bay, Bitou, Eden, South Africa Yes
Thembalethu Police Station Thembalethu, George, Eden, South Africa Yes
Touwsrivier Police Station Touwsrivier, Breede Valley, Boland, South Africa Yes
Tulbagh Police Station Tulbagh, Witzenberg, Boland, South Africa Yes
Uniondale Police Station Uniondale, WCDMA04, Eden, South Africa Yes
Van Rhynsdorp Police Station Vanrhynsdorp, Matzikama, West Coast, South Africa Yes
Van Wyksdorp (satellite) Police Station Vanwyksdorp, Kannaland, Eden, South Africa Yes
Villiersdorp Police Station Villiersdorp, Theewaterskloof, Overberg, South Africa Yes
Vredenburg Police Station Vredenburg, Saldanha Bay, West Coast, South Africa Yes
Vredendal Police Station Vredendal, Matzikama, West Coast, South Africa Yes
Wellington Police Station Wellington, Drakenstein, Boland, South Africa Yes
Wildernis Police Station (satellite) Wilderness, George, Eden, South Africa Yes
Wolseley Police Station Wolseley, Witzenberg, Boland, South Africa Yes
Woodstock Police Station Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Worcester Police Station Worcester, Breede Valley, Boland, South Africa Yes
Wynberg Police Station Wynberg, Cape Town, South Africa Yes
Zoar Police Station (satellite) Zoar, Kannaland, Eden, South Africa Yes
Zweletemba Police Station (satellite of Worcester) Zweletemba, Breede Valley, Boland, South Africa Yes
Zwelihle Police Station Zwelihle, Overstrand, Overberg, South Africa Yes