Rami Chuene: Gender based violence is an issue, not an event

Rami Chuene: Gender based violence is an issue, not an event

- Rami Chuene took to Twitter to post a reminder that, as the #16DaysOfActivism begins, gender-based violence is not simply an event

- The personality posted a tweet that emphasised how the movement was to highlight the struggles of victims, not give a voice to perpetrators

- Rami mentioned that people need to do better and her tweet had over 1000 people liking and agreeing with her statement

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Rami Chuene took to social media to remind people that the movement of #16DaysOfActivism is intended to raise awareness and focus on victims of gender-based violence.

The star emphasised that the movement was not simply a campaign or event where people could display their fashionable activism, nor was it "a tick in government calendar". Rami tweeted that it was rather a plea to remind people of the struggles that survivors and victims go through.

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She also added that it was not a platform to make excuses for perpetrators of gender-based violence and that we, a a society, must do better.

Rami Chuene
Rami Chuene pleads for people to take the issue of gender-based violence seriously and not as fashionable activism.
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The tweet was liked over 1000 times and retweeted over 200 as followers agreed with her important message.

Rami's tweet read:

"Gender Based Violence is NOT an event, NOT a tick in government calendar, NOT a campaign. #16DaysOfActivism is a plea and reminder of the daily struggles that victims/survivors of #GBV face. Don’t make it about perpetrators, this is not the platform to ‘hear them out’. Do better."

Briefly.co.za recently reported on Busiswa calling out The Queen for the way the show portrayed a situation of assault and gender-based violence and how it did not do the issue justice.

Busiswa took to Twitter to call out the show The Queen for the way it portrayed gender-based violence in one of its recent episodes. Busiswa was referring to the character of 'Gigi Zulu' experiencing a sexual assault and said that both the assault and the way the storyline progressed after it completely missed the mark.

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The singer said that the show's writers were clearly neither women nor victims because of how disconnected the storyline was from the issues it was trying to portray.

Busiswa's fans added their opinions to her take, with one saying:

@maddagift: "True..#TheQueenMzansi missed this one"

And another reply tweeting that it was not handled carefully enough by simply stating:

@zimkhitha4: "It was rushed"

Busiswa emphasised how the show had missed an important opportunity in shedding light on an issue that plagues South Africa daily by writing:

"No one is crying or talking or inspired or informed or moved by your storylines on rape & abuse"

Briefly.co.za reported on Busiswa previously opening up about her own harrowing experiences of gender-based violence and posting a video to social media about the topic. Busiswa took to social media to open up about being abused by two of her ex-boyfriends.

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The musician took to Instagram to share a three-part video series where she spoke about being abused in her last two relationships.

The star shared that she was in two abusive relationships between 2013 and 2019. She shared that she has been abused physically, psychologically, emotionally and financially.

Busiswa shared that she was allegedly abused by Sfiso Mazibuko and her baby daddy Katlego Mlangeni. She expressed that she shared her story because she wanted to help women out who might find themselves in a similar situation.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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