To highlight the scourge of gender-based violence, South African women are taking a stand and on Friday gathered outside the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).
Eusebius McKaiser is broadcasting live outside the JSE and says the march was planned for a very important reason.
We live in a country where the results of toxic masculinity and patriarchy are such that the struggle for gender equality continues.— Eusebius McKaiser, Presenter
Eusebius chats to RiseUp Against GBV Mandisa Khanyile who gives reasons as to why the protest as at the Sandton CBD.
Firstly we went to the Union Building last year and handed over a memorandum received by the presidency. The president keeps giving us excuses that there are no resources and where are the resources - in Sandton.— Mandisa Khanyile, RiseUp Against GBV
We came to come fetch the resources to fund the fight against gender-based violence. That is the essential reason why we are here.— Mandisa Khanyile, RiseUp Against GBV
She says it is imperative that corporate South Africa to start taking a role in the fight against gender-based violence.
All we are asking for is a 2% levy on all JSE listed companies and that money will contribute towards the fight against gender-based violence.— Mandisa Khanyile, RiseUp Against GBV
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