South African women march against gender-based violence | News

Thousands of women and “gender non-conformists” are expected to lead 19 marches in South Africa, as the country inaugurates Women’s Month, demanding government action against abuse.

The intersectional women’s march against gender-based violence is part of a wider movement, known as the #TotalShutdown movement, which is seeking to change the country’s policies regarding violence against women.

Protesters will march to union buildings in the country’s main cities and across all of South Africa’s provinces.

Organisers of the march plan to hand over a memorandum of 24 key demands to the president at the union buildings, the speaker of parliament in Cape Town, and to the Supreme Court of Appeals in Bloemfontein.

The list calls for a higher level of protection for victims of gender-based…

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