It is so sad that we are still debating issues of safety

It is so sad that we are still debating issues of safety

while we live in cities with so many security checks,

When we never walk a mile without seeing a police van,

And that we have thousands of people occupying space in the army,

It is so sad that we have become like caged birds in our own communities

That each time we walk that someone wants to steal a piece of our joy

That each day in this life we are breeding monsters amongst us,

So where are we safe except in the vastness of our imagination?

So then, let’s keep imagining a better world,

Let’s create spaces of safety that we wish to live in,

Let’s raise the children we would like to see in the our world,

Let’s be the sisters we dream of having,

Let’s be the nurturers we wish we had

Let us the friends we would cherish and respect.

Let’s create that world wherever we can, whenever we can.

By Primrose Mrwebi, poet, actress, writer, facilitator

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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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