Calls to declare GBV a national crisis

A group of women spent their Heritage Day in protest against gender-based violence. They want the same energy spent on fighting Covid-19 to be used in fighting crimes against women. This is their message to the president. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Gender-based violence must be declared a national crisis.

That’s the plea from a group of women protesting in Roodepoort on the West Rand.

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They say women and children are being abused daily and are accusing government of a lack of urgency.