- Abuse against women in South Africa have taken centre stage as people have become tired of the treatment women have to endure
- The #COSMOMenStandUp movement is aimed at creating more awareness and is supported by local celebs like Nasty C and J'Something
- For the initiative, the men have shown how they endure the same treatment as women do every day
16 Days of Activism kicked off on 25 November and will last until 10 December and local celebs have shown their support for women with the #COSMOMenStandUp movement.
This is all about showing solidarity with the women of South Africa and their abuse.
#COSMOMenStandUp is asking men and people of all genders to stand with women to create a united force for gender equality.
Briefly.co.za gathered that for every pledge or engagement of support, COSMO will donate R1 to #HeForShe, a UN Women-backed initiative.
The male celebs who have pledged to be part of this initiative include rapper Nasty C, singer and chef, J'Something, model and actor Tino Chinyani, activist and author Siya Jentile, artist Kyle Deutsch, TV personality Thabiso Makhubela, cricket player Kagiso Rabada and singer Craig Lucas.
Since September, South Africans have been up in arms as the nation woke up daily to news of rape, murder and abduction. This has prompted calls to shut down the country in an attempt to put an end to the surge of crime and hopelessness.
Check out this video that Nasty C proudly shared to show his support:
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