Enough is enough


Remember the days when we lived so peacefully and nurtured our wives, sisters, and children; the days when women and children felt safe enough to walk around without being preyed on? When women were safe in their own homes, with their husbands? The days when men protected and cared for their wives and sisters. Whatever happened to those days?


We now live in societies that are full of fear and violence, that women cannot even say they are safe in their own homes. Is this really the society we want our children to grow up in? No, it is not, and it is not too late to change it. We can still find a way out of this dark period. We can build societies that protect and respect the rights of women and children.


In light of the recent gruesome events involving ill treatment of women and children at the hands of their trusted companions and other male figures, the South African Government in association with other social organizations is calling upon all the men of the society to unite and take a stand against the abuse of women and children. There will be a National march hosted on the 10th of July, that is expected to consist of 100 men from numerous spheres of life. This 100-man march will commence at Church Square at 10 in the morning and end on the Southern lawns of the Union Buildings. This collective action will show the public how serious the men are, about bringing change and putting an end to this terror that has been haunting our women and children. This National march will also celebrate the great Tata Nelson Mandela and Mama Albertina Sisulu, who throughout their lives fought for human rights and most importantly the rights of women and children.

The #100MenMarch will hopefully calm the #MenAreTrash movement, which has been tearing down the internet ever since the number of women abuse victims increased drastically.

It is time that men took it upon themselves to combat this problem. We all want the best for our sisters, mothers, daughters, and granddaughters. We want them to live their lives happy, safe and free from all form oppression and not in fear, pain and misery. Change starts today, let us contribute where we can to ensure a better future.


By Tebogo J. Mphatswe 

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