Walk with us this Women’s Day

Women’s Day is a time to acknowledge the strength of women as a collective as we remember that day in 1956 where women marched to the Union Buildings to protest against the carrying of pass books. It is a day to come together to advocate for our rights, to demand justice, and to question our government and the challenges women face in South Africa. Each year, as a part of our Women’s Day activities, Rape Crisis participates in the Artscape Humanities Women’s Festival. This year we invite you to join us and other women, men and children, in marching together to signify our solidarity in the fight against gender violence. The march, from District Six to the Artscape, is organised by Woman Zone.
On Sunday 9th August, meet us in front of the District Six Homecoming Centre at 15 Buitenkant Street at 11am.

wd image 1After the march, make sure to stop by the Rape Crisis stall. There will be treats, giveaways and the opportunity to star in our Women’s Day movie! Our group of Peer Educators from high schools in Khayelitsha also invite you to watch their performances in the Piazza on the 8th and 9th of August. wd image 2Will you join us? Sign up here. For more information about the other stage pieces, workshops, stalls, concerts and more happening throughout the festival, you can click here.

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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.

2 thoughts on “Walk with us this Women’s Day

  1. Pingback: We do not have to light sparkler’s for women on Women’s Day | Rape Crisis

  2. I admire the tireless work done by Rape Crisis to cope with the situation today. But until we parents educate our sons, growing up in our homes, about treating their sisters and girlfriends with respect, as equals, this crisis will never end.Until boys see their fathers treat their mothers with respect, as equals, this crisis will never end. Until the police,the prosecution and magistrates are trained to handle women who are abused, with respect and compassion, this crisis will never end.Until men who rape are severely punished, rather than wrapped over the knuckles, this crisis will never end.Until Patriarchy and the resulting attitude of men to women as their chattels and possessions ceases, this crisis will never end.
    Until Government takes this matter seriously, this crisis will never end…………….
    Until women use their votes- their power – to protect the personal – their lives, their bodies and their children ,this crisis will never end…..

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