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On Thursday September 19, #UniteBehind activists joined our affiliates Right 2 Know in a picket against gender-based violence. The picket took place outside the Claremont post office where UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana

 

South Africa is currently experiencing violence against women and killings, in both private and public spaces—in homes, trains, post-offices, university campuses. We remember and send condolences to the families of Uyinene Mrwetyana, Leighandre Jegels, Meghan Cremer, and many more who have been killed in cold blood by men. We are also aware of women in Cape Flats in places like Elsies River Gugulethu and Langa whose suffering has been largely normalized.  South Africa has for a long time remained one of countries with a high female interpersonal violence death rate according to the World Health Organisation.

 

We need to stand up and end gender-based violence!