[LISTEN] Activist seeks help to arm women with pepper sprays in Joburg CBD

In a bid to help females in Johannesburg streets to be safe, Karabo Moshodi is raisings funds to donate 1,000 pepper sprays to young women.

Pepper spray has been said to be a powerful source of defence as it is made up of oleoresin of capsicum, which is an agent that causes inflammation and immediate expansion of the capillaries when in contact.

The effects will last from 30 minutes to two hours, causing eyes to slam shut from intense burning and temporary blindness.

Africa Melane speaks to gender activist Karabo Moshodi about the campaign.

The pepper spray is to give women those few seconds to be able to get themselves out of a sticky situation.

Karabo Moshodi, Gender Activist

In most situations, the men would grab your hand when they want to talk to you and you ignore them and walk away. The pepper spray I want to give out has a key ring which allows it to be in your hands easily.

Karabo Moshodi, Gender Activist

Moshodi gives details about the campaign.

We need to raise funds, anything between R80,000 to R150,000.

Karabo Moshodi, Gender Activist

The idea is to have pop-up campaigns in MTN taxi rank, Bree taxi rank, Gandhi Square, Wits campuses and UJ campuses.

Karabo Moshodi, Gender Activist

You can contact Moshodi on these details:

Karabomoshodi@yahoo.com

DM @thatgirl_shodi on Twitter and on Instagram

Listen to the full interview below...


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