Women's March to Durban City Hall (19 Aug 17): Unite against Gender-based Violence
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Be part of a Guinness World Record: Largest March for Gender Equality to Durban City Hall
“Crime statistics for rape and gender-based violence are largely unreliable, though more than 50,000 rapes were reported to the SAPS last year.
The average rape case takes four years from reporting to sentencing and only 6.5 per cent of reported cases will be successfully prosecuted. Less than half of one per cent of perpetrators will serve any jail-time.”
This Women’s Month we want to recognize the enormous value that Women of all backgrounds add to our socioeconomic system- while receiving lower wages, experiencing greater inequalities, job security, sexual harassment and discrimination. We recognize that trans and gender non-conforming people face extreme levels of stigma, discrimination and social oppression. We believe that there should be gender equality in all aspects of life.
Daily we are constantly bombarded with news of innocent women who have lost their lives either through violence or social stigma. One death is one too many!
We are holding this march to:
1. Highlight the violence against women in light of the many recent events of gender based violence and trafficking that has occurred.
2. Make men aware of their attitudes towards women and provide a safe environment for women.
3. Provide support and bestow a voice to women who are abused and trafficked.
4. Empower Women and promote gender equality
We will have notable speakers including community, religious leaders and academics to speak to the attitudes of men. We ultimately want to advocate for a safe environment for women and to empower them.
Let us raise our voices collectively to say that Women’s rights are human rights regardless of a women’s race, religion, age, immigration status, gender expression, economic status or disability.
Wathint' abafazi, wathint' imbokodo!
You strike the women, you strike the rock!
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