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Table 6 Barriers to seeking assistance for legal issues

From: Legal knowledge, needs, and assistance seeking among HIV positive and negative women in Umlazi, South Africa

Problem Can’t afford service Doesn’t know where to go No time Didn’t know help was available Govt. bureaucracy ID Knowledge Personal Don’t Know/ Not Specified TOTAL
Housing 3 2 11 4 3 4    29 56
Obtaining employment 2 2 38 6 36   2 1 82 169
Obtaining residence permit   3   5      16 24
Obtaining ID document 1 1 6 2 3 13    75 101
Making a will          1 1
Discrimination           
 Work   8 4 7   1 1 1 29 51
 School   2   2      11 15
 Health care 1 2 3 1    2   7 16
Relationship issues           
 Abusive partner   6 8 2    2 7 54 79
 Divorce/separation          2 2
 Maintenance   5 7 2 6 1   2 44 67
 Custody   1 1       9 11
Total (instances) 7 32 78 31 48 19 7 11