The Open Disclosure Foundation, Sonke Gender Justice, the Buhle bolwazi Foundation and partner civil society formations are calling on government, communities and individuals to join a march this Friday, May, 26.
The march - #NotInMyName - will serve to register collective anger about how women and children are raped and killed in our society. Whilst noting the existence of government’s policies, strategies and programmes, the #NotInMyName campaign was borne to point to the fact that we live in a violent society, where women and children are brutalised daily.
This morning, Xolani Gwala spoke to Shoki Tshabalala from the Buhle bolwazi Foundation, one of the organisers:
"I think what we also need to acknowledge as a collective, is that we seem to have normalised the abnormal in terms of issues of issues of gender-based violence."— Shoki Tshabalala from the Buhle bolwazi Foundation
"We have come up with a draft program of action that we hope government will embrace...we are appealing to government to say we here here. As civil society we want to join hands with you, we want to work with you, we acknowledge the programs that are in place, the policies, the strategies, but let's take a look t what exactly is it that we can do to enhance intervention on the ground."— Shoki Tshabalala from the Buhle bolwazi Foundation
Join the march on Friday and stand up against gender based violence in your community. The march will leave from UH Soweto Campus at 10:00, and will end at Regina Mundi Church.
This article first appeared on LeadSA : Friday's march #NotInMyName a day of protest against abuse