Women for Change Run launches in Cape Town to drive awareness against GBV

Catch Me If You Can is hosting the upcoming “Women For Change Run” in Cape Town to raise awareness against Gender Based Violence, during International Women’s Month. The Women For Change 5/8km Run takes place on Sunday, 29th March 2020 in Green Point, Cape Town.

The movement was founded by ‘Catch Me If You Can’, South Africa’s largest all-women running community as a direct reaction to the dramatic events unfolding in March 2016. Within one week, Cape Town was shocked by the brutal murders of several teenage girls across the city. The initial Women For Change Run was held ad hoc on the 15th March 2016 in Tokai Forest and was attended by more than 3 500 people. The communities came together to pay their tribute to every victim of sexual abuse and violence in South Africa.

“Since then we had several Women For Change Runs in Johannesburg and Cape Town to drive awareness to end violence against women and children in South Africa. Thousands of women, men and children have joined us nationwide to end this epidemic. We believe that together we can create the change we so desperately need, and our past events have proven that we are stronger than what holds us down.”

Sabrina Walters, Founder of CMIYC

Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust has been supporting survivors of sexual violence since 1976 and continues to do this today. They are the official beneficiary of the Women For Change Run.

“We are proud to be a beneficiary of the Women for Change run and hope that our collaboration will increase awareness so that more survivors can access our services.”

Zeenat Hendricks, Communications Coordinator Rape Crisis

Join the Women For Change 5/8km Run on Sunday, 29th March 2020 at 7am at the Salesian Football Club, Green Point, Cape Town. Run united with us to say ‘Enough is Enough’.

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Press Release by CMIYC, January 2020

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