Screengrab from the 'Republic of Sexual Abuse' (RSA) video.
16 Days of Activism is an annual international awareness campaign that starts on 25 November and ends on 10 December, which is also Human Rights Day...
Marc Lubner 26 Nov 2019
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We use this day to voice our outrage, our fear, our anger. There will be many hashtags, and powerful posts and sentiments today, and we wish the citizens that have taken to the streets are safe, respectful and respected. Though we will all continue with business-as-usual tomorrow, we will not forget. These tragedies should start a national conversation and provoke a shift in consciousness. We must do better, we must be better. ∙ ∙ ∙ #ItStartsWithYou #WeAreHer #BeThoseMen #AmINext #NoToGenderBasedViolence #JustNo #EnoughIsEnough
Thank you to everyone who joined #GenerationEquality today against gender-based violence.— UN Women (@UN_Women) November 26, 2019
Our activism will continue during the #16Days & every day until women and girls can live free from fear of violence.
We hope that you will continue to stand with us. #orangetheworld pic.twitter.com/u9jiYkMhwS
#orangetheworld #16Days #resilientes by Joana Choumali#GénérationÉgalité #GenerationEquality #empoweredwomenempowertheworld we are resilient women, we bend, we fall, we are torn & broken but we don't stay broken, torn, bent or on the floor. We pick up the pieces, we get up! pic.twitter.com/LRPM6focGc— Nabou Fall (@Naboufall) November 26, 2019
Local media covered the general sense of unrest and discomfort in the country last week, following the spate of femicide cases that spurred the nation to say #Enoughisenough and ask #AmInext? In addition to marches, a number of platforms have been voicing their support...
Leigh Andrews 9 Sep 2019
With last Friday seeing the #InternationalDayoftheGirlChild celebrated, there's no better time to find out more about the #ItStartsWithMe crowdfunding campaign - launched in collaboration with the SA-based behaviour change campaign, Brothers For Life, intended to impact gender-based violence in the country...
Leigh Andrews 14 Oct 2019
First off, I understand that no one likes being called "trash" on a personal level – but, as with any statement, it needs to be viewed in context. South Africa is wounded, and that hashtag is the symbolic representation of a lot of pain, frustration and fear all rolled into one. To me, #MenAreTrash is a clarion call for action on the part of men – not an attack on my character as a person. I think guys need to employ empathy here, and recognise that this is not an assault on them, but rather the symptom of a nation that's deeply hurting.
Women deserve to be treated as nothing less than humans. We deserve to be treated as people with autonomy. We deserve to be respected. I hope for the day where we never have to fight against violence against women. A day where women are safe ! #orangetheworld #16DaysOfActivism pic.twitter.com/aMWMKTq493— ebele. (@ebelee_) November 25, 2019
Late last week, South Africa was harbouring hope of finding missing 18-year-old UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana...
Andy Walker 3 Sep 2019
In SA, instances of femicide are five times the global average and one in five women are assaulted by their partner. #NoExcuse has been launched, with Carling Black Label and Takuwami Riime! as the inaugural supporters, to...
30 Nov 2017
Last week, two SA brands notably planned ahead of International Women's Day with messaging that tied in on an extremely large-scale - Carling Black Label did so at the televised Soweto Derby, while 1st for Women made their move during a suitably themed episode of Grey's Anatomy...
Leigh Andrews 12 Mar 2018
With International Day of the Girl recently marked in celebrating the achievement of girls worldwide, we're putting the spotlight on the local PowerGirls seven-year programme, which aims to transform vulnerable South African girls into outspoken and powerful young women, capable of becoming change agents within their communities...
Leigh Andrews 21 Oct 2019
To mark this year's 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, Missing Children South Africa (MCSA) will share a positive story every day for the 16 days with its #16Survivors for #16DaysOfActivism campaign...
28 Nov 2018
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While writing Know My Name, I was constantly drawing as a way of letting my mind breathe, reminding myself that life is playful and imaginative. We all deserve a chance to define ourselves, shape our identities, and tell our stories. The film crew that worked on this piece was almost all women. Feeling their support and creating together was immensely healing. We should all be creating space for survivors to speak their truths and express themselves freely. When society nourishes instead of blames, books are written, art is made, and the world is a little better for it.
It’s International Day to End Violence against Women.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 26, 2019
Whoever needs to hear this today:
I hear you. I see you. I believe you.
You’re safe here. ��#orangetheworld #GenerationEquality pic.twitter.com/n1bcK1O3XG