The rate of sexual violence in South Africa is said to be among the highest in the world. Recently, a 31-year-old was kidnapped and shot dead in a Nature Reserve, while a 21-year-old nursing student was abducted outside a hospital and raped. These led to the Twitter movement #AmINext, which had women asking if they would become the next victim of murder.
With the #WithoutUs protest, the women are sitting in their homes, refusing to go to work, to school, or even participate in the economy. They say no woman on the streets of South Africa, on Wednesday, September 11, will be found buying or selling anything.
Some women have however said that while they support the protest, they have to go to their places of work, else they’ll lose their jobs. So they’re wearing black in solidarity.
Hopefully, the voice of Women South Africa are heard and the protest yields a positive result.
Can we also NOT go to the clubs on weekends for about a month or so.#WithoutUs https://twitter.com/sibumabena/status/1171486676478119937 …