'Women have no fault in this': Ramaphosa speaks on GBV

President Cyril Ramaphosa is calling on men to lead the fight against gender-based violence. Courtesy of #DSTV403

POLOKWANE - President Cyril Ramaphosa is calling on men to lead the fight against gender-based violence.

The president was officially launching the annual 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children, in Limpopo on Monday.

This year's campaign is themed "Enough is Enough: 365 days to end gender-based violence and femicide."

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The president said, "this campaign will complement a wider 365 days, year-round education awareness and prevention campaign by the government will roll out in partnership with civil society.

"I will say it again: violence against women is not a problem of women. It is a problem of us, men. Let it be clear that women have no fault in all this."

He reiterated, "they are not responsible for the way that we, men are reacting. Our message to those who abuse women has been abundantly clear: there is no space in our society for you."

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