This year, a seismic shift took place in South Africa. Marches, memorandums and hashtags finally mobilised government to declare violence against women a national crisis.According to Casey Rousseau from 1st for Women Insurance. “We live in what our President has called “one of the most unsafe places in the world to be a woman”. A country where a woman is murdered every three hours and where 52 420 sexual offences were reported in just 365 days. The horrific events that occurred this year was the tipping point for South Africa. They also prompted us to re-evaluate our Foundation’s approach to fighting women abuse and launch a new preventative and response programme that takes into account and addresses the root cause of the epidemic.”During the national 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign, 1st for Women Insurance will shine a light on women abuse by projecting 15 haunting tributes to victims of brutal murders, rapes and femicides on to very dark places – the actual locations of these crimes.
SPONSORED: When remembering is not enough: 16 Days of Activism
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