Seed Foundation South Africa joined the rest of the country to commemorate 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children with a well-organised march from the Rea Hola Shopping Complex to the Lenyora la Thuto High School in H Section last Friday.
Young people from different youth organisations and schools marched along Jazzman Mokgothu Road to Lenyora la Thuto where the commemoration was held.
Chief director of Seed Foundation South Africa, Patrick Tutubala, said the event was held in solidarity with the rest of the country, commemorating the 16 Days of Activism Against Women and Child Abuse.
“This year we wanted it to be different, so we started with a march where young people from different youth organisation and schools marched together, holding placards displaying their dissatisfaction with the abuse taking place.
“We we need to commemorate this movement every day of the year because our people are daily being abused by people they love,” said Tutubala.
Boitumelo Zwane, provincial education officer of the Commission for Gender Equality, told Bloemfontein Courant that the commission helps victims of gender-based violence when they don’t get the help they need from public servants such as the police.
“We teach them about their rights when they are victimised by people. We have opened many cases and our people get the justice they deserve. I would like to encourage more victims to come out and voice their issues and challenges,” he added. – Lebakeng Nkabi firstname.lastname@example.org