South African Women are Marching  Against Gender Violence With #TotalShutDown Protest


South Africans are on a mission to put a stop to gender-based violence in their country, and one of the many ways they are doing so is by fierce activism and organized protests.

Tomorrow, supporters of the movement towards gender equality will gather in Durban, Pretoria, Eastern Cape and elsewhere around the country for #TotalShutDown, “an intersectional women’s march” against all forms of violence and abuse against women. Organizers are pushing for a pause of all economic activity in observance, reports Eyewitness News South Africa.

Flyers, listing marching sites and bus pick-up locations have been circulating online.


The protest serves as a reminder to the dangers of toxic masculinity and the harm it inflicts on women’s bodies. “My body not your crime scene,” is the movement’s rallying…

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