For decades, Cheryl Pillay has advocated for victims of gender-based violence in the South of Johannesburg. She's a community leader who tries to make sure others take a collective stand against the scourge. Nkosazana Dambuza sat down with her. Courtesy #DStv403
JOHANNESBURG - For decades, Cheryl Pillay has advocated for victims of gender-based violence in the south of Johannesburg.
Pillay has committed her life to give a voice to the murdered, raped, molested and abused of Eldorado Park.
In 2007, she founded the Come Back Mission which provides a holistic intervention to gender-based violence.
She also chairs the Local Drug Action Committee.
On a normal day, you'll find Cheryl searching for missing and trafficked people, neglected children and acting as the first responder to incidents of gender-based violence in the community.
She also spends a lot of time checking up on victims and their families and holding their hands through the court process.
Cheryl has this message for abusers.
“Stop. It could be your mom, it could be your daughter," she warned.
"Would you like someone else to do that to them? If the answer is no, I’m asking you to stop.”
* eNCA's Nkosazana Dambuza reports.