MC sup­ports Sis­ters with Blis­ters walk

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - REPORTBACK -

TO RAISE AWARE­NESS FOR OUR RIGHT TO RE­SPECT CAM­PAIGN, MC EN­COUR­AGED PAR­TIC­I­PANTS TO SIGN UP AT THE EVENT

In Oc­to­ber 2013, and 1st for Women (FFW) joined forces with 15 pow­er­ful South African women, in­clud­ing edi­tor As­pa­sia Kar­ras, Pabi Moloi (pic­tured be­low left), Lindiwe Maz­ibuko and Verashni Pil­lay, to take to the streets of Cape Town and Jo­han­nes­burg in sup­port of ev­ery woman’s right to re­spect, shar­ing their own per­sonal mes­sage.

The FFW and Jacaranda FM Sis­ters with Blis­ters walk on 23 Novem­ber 2013 marked the of­fi­cial start of the 16 Days of Ac­tivism for No Vi­o­lence Against Women and Chil­dren cam­paign. A record crowd of over 9 000 women, men, kids and dogs hit the streets of Midrand in a firm protest against the abuse of women and chil­dren.

As­pa­sia, the team and FFW rep­re­sen­ta­tives opened the 8.30am four-kilo­me­tre race with dogs, hold­ing up the plac­ards fea­tured in the MC Novem­ber 2013 is­sue. We handed out mag­a­zine copies and en­cour­aged at­ten­dees to sign the Right to Re­spect pe­ti­tion to sup­port our cause.

Over R700 000 was raised on the event day for the two char­ity or­ga­ni­za­tions: Women and Men Against Child Abuse (WMACA) and the Sonke Gen­der Jus­tice Net­work (Sonke). The race was also sup­ported by celebs in­clud­ing The Par­lotones, Willem Botha, Monique, Heinz Winck­ler, Louise Carver and Kevin Leo.

To down­load and sign the pe­ti­tion and to view our be­hindthe-scenes Right to Re­spect cam­paign videos, please visit

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