Black Sash, together with an estimated 2 500 other community members & organisations, marched to Parliament in November in support of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children. Carrying placards and posters, the mass marched from Keizergracht Street to present to the ministerial delegation a memorandum calling for a National Strategic Plan to combat gender based violence in South Africa.
The march received support from organisations such as POWA, Sisonke, TAC, PASSOP, LRC, Social Justice Coalition, and SAFF, amongst others.
The message was clear: NO MORE EMPTY PROMISES. There are many policies and laws in place, but government needs to lay down structures in place to see them come to fruition.
Photo credit: Alexa Sedgewick