One in five women experience gender violance
A recent Statistics South Africa report revealed that at least one in five South African women have experienced some form of genderbased violence. Sadly, most perpetrators of this crime get away unpunished as their victims suffer in silence.
These chilling statistics will once again be in the spotlight as government rolls out several campaigns over the next coming months aimed at highlighting the problem of violence against women and children in the country.
One campaign that is expected to grab the public’s attention is the #100MenMarch against women and child abuse that government, in partnership with civil society and business, is organising on 10 July.
The march in Pretoria, which will proceed from Church Square to the Union Buildings, is expected to draw 100 men from each participating organisation or sector.