As part of creating awareness about violence against women, Protesters hit the streets to celebrate South Africa Women’s month to call attention of Women, children rights to be respected in South Africa.
In line with this year theme,”#TotalShutdown calls on men to stop the abuse of women and children” The Government of South Africa supports this campaign to voice our anger against violence against women and children.
Violence against women takes many forms – physical, sexual, economic, psychological – but all of these represent a violation of human dignity and human rights and have lasting consequences both for women themselves and for their communities.
Research shows that domestic violence against women remains widespread and under-reported, and that victims of violence are not effectively supported by public services.
The #TotalShutdown campaigns will take place in other African countries such as Botswana, Lesotho, and Namibia.