Petition: No more Violence against Women and Children
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Thousands of women and girls around South Africa are assaulted, battered, raped, mutilated or even murdered in what constitutes appalling violations of their human rights. All too often, perpetrators go unpunished.
Women and girls are afraid to speak out because of a culture of impunity. We must fight the sense of fear and shame that punishes victims who have already endured crime and now face a stigma. It is the perpetrators who should feel disgraced, not their victims.
We can no longer close our eyes and tolerate this horrible situation. All women and children have the right to be respected and be treated as they should! As we build on these efforts, we must fundamentally challenge the culture of discrimination that allows violence to continue.
We call on the Portfolio Committee of Police to investigate what resources the Government is allocating to combat this scourge and to place pressure on the Department to ensure the necessary resources are indeed allocated in order to make good on their pledges to end all forms of violence.
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