Durban: Department of Social Development of Durban, South Africa, posted a video of a protest against Gender-based violence, voicing out Enough is Enough against the abuse and killings of women and children.
It is noteworthy that the men took the initiative to raise their voices against Gender-based violence by using hashtags like: #EndGBV #MensWalk2022.
As per the data reported by World Health Organization (WHO), 1 in 3 women in South Africa has experienced – physical and sexual violence, and more importantly, they always seem fearful of their partners and their family, often criticised or belittled by their partner, the partner is jealous, possessive and/or aggressive; have become unusually quiet or withdrawn and have physical injuries such as bruises or broken bones.
— Social Development (@The_DSD) November 12, 2022
In 2021, 21% of women had experienced physical violence by their partners. And to stop the violent the government of South Africa is trying hard to stop the violence, also taken many initiatives, Like:
- Educational campaigns
- Funding women so that they can partake in civil society
- By giving GBV clinical services
- Developing practical guidance
On the other hand, Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu rallied against GBV today at the National Men’s Walk against GBVF in Durban.
One of the men protestors stated, “There is a person right now who can save his wife, so I wish that everywhere, there is a man, who is a gentleman that becomes the security of his wife and daughter.