MC supports Sisters with Blisters walk
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