- The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation wants SA to help in the fight against gender-based violence
- The group called on President Ramaphosa to deal with gender-based violence in the same manner that he tackled Covid-19
- With multiple murders of women in SA recently, the entity wants the nation to rally behind the vulnerable
The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation has urged the public to take drastic action over the plague that is gender-based violence.
Monday marked a week since the death of 28-year-old Tshegofatso Pule, the expectant mother who had been found hanging from a tree. This is just one of the many incidents that enraged the nation over the past few days.
Nomfundo Mogapi, director of the entity, says that she wanted to see President Cyril Ramaphosa deal with gender-based violence in the same way he has approached Covid-19:
“We must remember that patriarchy is about power and as long as those in power are not prepared to face themselves and deal with it, we are not going to see change in what is happening in society and the violence we know in South Africa also plays itself in patriarchy.”
Briefly.co.za reported that Ramaphosa had recently urged the nation's young men to take a stand and lead a revolution against the violence plaguing women in SA:
"While this needs society-wide action, I call on young men in particular to take up the struggle against gender-based violence. Unless we end the war that is being waged against South African women, the dream of a new society will remain elusive."
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