Women For Change
As women we want to stand united to put an end to violence against women and children. Daily we hear news about attacks, women and children being violated in many ways: in their homes, on the streets and places of education. Even being outdoors in nature harbors a potential threat.
The Women For Change movement was founded by ‘Catch Me If You Can’, South Africa’s largest all-women running community.
Women For Change 8km Run in Sandton City is our 2nd largest organized run to drive awareness on violence against women and children in South Africa. We are inviting all women to come together on this important day to stand united against femicide. We choose our annual event to raise awareness during the 16 Days of Activism.
Our first ‘Women For Change’ event took place in Tokai Forest, on the 15th March 2016, only few days after the brutal murders of Franziska Blöchliger (Tokai Forest) and Sinoxolo Mafevuka (Khayelitsha). The event was held with more than 3 500 people from all over Cape Town, who came together to pay tribute to each woman and child who have been senselessly killed in this country.
We will come together. We will not be silent. We will stand for what we believe in.