South Africans are reeling from a series of horrific attacks on women and children, which gave rise to protests across the country. According to the latest Crime Statistics by SAPS, a woman is murdered every three hours in South Africa.
The hashtag #AmINext started trending in South Africa as more than 30 women were killed during Women’s Month, among them a student from Cape Town who was raped and killed in a post office.
Catch Me If You Can launched their #WomenForChange Anti-Rape Campaign with Ster-Kinekor. The trailer is in support with the Women For Change 5/8km Run at Sandton City, on the 30th of November 2019 and was produced by Bon Chi.
I see this campaign as a way to address the reality of what’s going on right now in our country. Women do not feel safe, and the fight to end Gender Based Violence in South Africa is long overdue. It’s time to empower women to stand together and be heard.
– Sabrina Walter, Founder of CMIYC
To reach the masses, Women For Change has partnered with Ster-Kinekor and invited Influencers and Artists such as Leanne Dlamini, Ntsiki Mazwai, Enolicia Strever and Mojabeng Senekal along with the founder of the Tears Foundation, Mara Glennie to speak up about what it means to be a woman in South Africa.
I became a Women For Change Ambassador, because this movement speaks really close to my heart.
Enolica Strever said.
Amelia Beattie, Chief Executive of Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) which co-owns Sandton City and is also a Women For Change Ambassador, has sponsored the trailer production of the #WomenForChange Advertising.
Liberty Two Degrees is proud to be associated with the Women for Change Run as it is hosted by our Iconic Sandton City. At L2D we make sure that we create an environment for women to thrive and we hope that this event will inspire a safe environment for all women. As a leader in business, I see it as one of my chief duties to ensure that I use my voice to be an ambassador and advocate for the things that are important to make a real difference to people’s lives. Catch Me If You Can has connected me with a community of unique women who support and protect each other, and is close to my heart – my hope is that the Women For Change Run will be a catalyst of creating this environment for all women.
The Tears Foundation remains an important beneficiary of the Women For Change movement as they continuously help women and children that have fallen victim to domestic violence and sexual abuse.
Join the Women For Change 5/8km Run on Saturday, 30 November 2019 at Sandton City Rooftop and run/walk with us united against Gender Based Violence.
Women For Change Trailer will launch in Ster-Kenikor in November.