UCT students join sexual violence protests

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Students at the University of Cape Town are joining campus protests against sexual violence.

CAPE TOWN - Students at the University of Cape Town are joining campus protests against sexual violence.

They are supporting the recent nude protests at Rhodes University where students clashed with police.

The UCT protesters say they also feel let down by the apparent failure of universities to act against sexual abuse.

They want management to hear the personal testimonies of students.

They&39;re hoping the protests will creates an awareness of campus rapes and support for the survivors.

"I think as a student body we need to start looking at how you are complicit in perpetuating things like victim blaming, victim shaming," said organiser Dela Gwala.

"The thing is that we are pushing is for this university to be way more stringent about expelling and removing perpetrators from campus."