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Monday, September 21, 2020
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    Enough is enough: gender-based violence must end

    Youth from eMbalenhle took an opportunity on Tuesday, 24 September, in the cold weather, to raise awareness in the community to say not in my name shall I be the part of any gender-based violence against women and children.

    According to the statistics released by eyewitness, it says that across South Africa every three (3) hours a woman is being raped or victimised by her partner or any male figure she trusts the most. The study included children as well.
    Youth from eMbalenhle took an opportunity on Tuesday, 24 September, in the cold weather, to raise awareness in the community to say not in my name shall I be the part of any gender-based violence against women and children.
    “Yes the aim was to bring awareness and let people know that they’re not alone in all this and show the community that we can stand together and fight this, but as I said we were hoping for much more turnout even in the older community members because at the end of the day these violent behaviours affect everyone and they don’t choose a name nor background of a person,” said Anelisa Suku, the organisation spoke person, as she also thanked the Govan Mbeki Municipality Traffic Department for their support as they assisted with controlling the traffic in the streets of eMsbalenhle.
    After the March everybody gathered at Khotso Hall in extension 12 where the victims were set to speak on how they survived the rapes and abuse. What transpired was that they all decided not to speak to the community and that was a worrying factor, especially in South Africa as people are victimised but are too afraid to open up and speak about these experiences.
    Ms Mpho Tsale, the motivational speaker, encouraged women to speak openly about these experiences so that it may help someone else and said it begins with families teaching young boys to respect women. Events like this helps to raise awareness in the community regarding gender-based violence. #Notohumantrafficking #Notowomenabuse #Notokillings #Notinmyname. – Sandile Mkhwanazi

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    Enough is enough: gender-based violence must end