Activists to join forces for nationwide campaign against gender violence

Civil society organisations, including the Open Disclosure Foundation, have vowed to collaborate on a nationwide campaign against gender-based violence.

This follows the success of the #NotInMyName march in Soweto on Friday.

At least 2 000 demonstrators marched from the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Soweto Campus to the Regina Mundi Church.

Read: Civil groups call for national commission on gender-based violence

People as far afield as Kwa Zulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Limpopo showed support for the initiative, explains Open Disclosure founder Andile Gaelesiwe.

The purpose of the this march is to say: Not in my name will another girl be kidnapped, rape and burnt. Not in my name will another child be stabbed or murdered for no reason.

Andile Gaelesiwe, Founder of the Open Disclosure Foundation

Gaelesiwe explains that various groups will take the message of fighting gender-based violence across South Africa.

We've now formed a whole group of people who are going to go throughout the country and spread this message, find the perpetrators and make our streets safe again.

Andile Gaelesiwe, Founder of the Open Disclosure Foundation

She thanked the station and LeadSA for raising rareness about the matter.

Take a listen to her explain what action citizens, communities, politicians and religious leader must take:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Zuma lashes out at 101 ANC stalwarts in policy conference opening salvo

Zuma lashes out at 101 ANC stalwarts in policy conference opening salvo

President Zuma went 'off script' on Friday when he castigated his detractors saying many denied being on the 101 stalwarts list.

"Whackhead" Simpson's song about Carl Niehaus was one of Redi's faves

"Whackhead" Simpson's song about Carl Niehaus was one of Redi's faves

In 2009 Carl Niehaus was forced to step down as ANC national spokesperson after fraud allegations surfaced.

Mr. Tlhabi bids Mrs Tlhabi farewell on her last radio show #FarewellRedi

Mr. Tlhabi bids Mrs Tlhabi farewell on her last radio show #FarewellRedi

Brian Tlhabi says his wife, Redi Tlhabi makes him super happy and continues to wish her the best with her future endeavours.

Civil groups call for national commission on gender-based violence

Civil groups call for national commission on gender-based violence

On Friday, civil organisations will march against violence on women and children, as a part of the #NotInMyName campaign.

Friday's march #NotInMyName a day of protest against abuse

Friday's march #NotInMyName a day of protest against abuse

Xolani spoke to Shoki Tshabalala from the Buhle bolwazi Foundation.

[LISTEN] Van Breda's call to emergency services: 'My family and I were attacked'

[LISTEN] Van Breda's call to emergency services: 'My family and I were attacked'

The chilling call Henri van Breda made to emergency services on the night his mother, father and big brother were hacked to death.

Popular articles
Black gay men can be misogynists, and here's what a few have to say about it

Black gay men can be misogynists, and here's what a few have to say about it

Presenter Eusebius McKaiser hosted a panel discussion with black gay men exploring entrenched patriarchy and the dynamics at play.

Why rooibos tea price remains high despite improved rains

Why rooibos tea price remains high despite improved rains

MD at Rooibos Ltd, Martin Bergh explains the current high price of Rooibos tea.

[WATCH] Owner catches car thief off guard and thwarts vehicle theft in Springs

[WATCH] Owner catches car thief off guard and thwarts vehicle theft in Springs

The vehicle's owner came out of the store just in time to scare away the man attempting to steal his bakkie.

'Bring back skilled engineers to Eskom' - Solidarity

'Bring back skilled engineers to Eskom' - Solidarity

Trade Union Solidarity says it supports Pravin Gordhan's idea that technicians who used to work for Eskom should be brought back.

Criminals targeting homes with aluminium windows, warns neighborhood watch

Criminals targeting homes with aluminium windows, warns neighborhood watch

The Panorama, Welgelegen and Plattekloof Neighbourhood Watch has identified a new house break-in trend.