#ExposeRapeCulture this Mandela Day

Mandela Day is a celebration of the power of each individual to transform the world and fight for the rights and freedom of all people. Every year countless women, children and men in South Africa have these rights violated by acts of sexual abuse and rape.

Rape Crisis calls on you to donate 67 minutes of your time to challenging rape culture in one of the following ways:

#ExposeRapeCulture on social media

Throughout July 2014, we will be exposing rape culture through Facebook and Twitter. Read about the myths about rape that drive rape culture, and post a picture of yourself holding up your statement, like the pictures below. Share your picture on Facebook and on Twitter using the hashtags#ExposeRapeCulture and #MandelaDay, and tag @RapeCrisis or RC Cape Town Trust.

Filmstrip pic

Plan your Mandela Day Actions with us

On 14 July 2014 we will hold a workshop to discuss rape culture and help you plan your actions to expose rape culture on Mandela Day. The action could be a march, a poster campaign, a talk at a school, a table in your office foyer, a T-shirt for your colleagues, interviews with men on rape culture, a letter to a Member of Parliament demanding better services to rape survivors – you decide. The following week, on Mandela Day, you perform your action, and we film or photograph your action and post it on our Facebook page. If you would like to participate, email rifqah@rapecrisis.org.za

Date: 14 July, 2014
Time: 11:30 – 15:30
Venue: Rylands Public Library, Gatesville, Cape Town
RSVP: Rifqah  rifqah@rapecrisis.org.za

Donate and support our change makers

Rape Crisis projects that make change in communities by taking action to challenge high rates of rape include our peer education training programme, our community dialogues, our corporate training and consultation service, SafeSpace, our law reform work and and our campaign coalitions. To donate click here.

Check out some more #ExposeRapeCulture images here.

Thank you to Creative Consulting & Development Works for assisting us with this campaign free of charge. 

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We have a vision of a South Africa in which rape survivors suffer no secondary trauma, and are supported throughout their interaction with the Criminal Justice System (CJS). Our mission is to promote an end to violence against women, specifically rape, and to assist women to achieve their right to live free from violence. Rape Crisis Cape Town seeks to achieve its mission through counselling and training of women, thereby reducing the trauma experienced by rape survivors, and encouraging reporting of rape and the conviction of rapists.

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