OPINION | 'We have nothing to truly celebrate this Women’s Month’

Following being failed by the justice system after she was raped, Mbali Shongwe asks: How can our nation truly celebrate women this August while South African women face violence and a lack of security every day?


How can our nation truly celebrate women this August while South African women face violence and a lack of security every day? As a rape survivor, I have been failed by the South African justice system. Our government has failed to use one of the most powerful tools available to them to provide justice and closure for myself and other victims of gender-based violence and other crimes.


All South Africans need to play a more active role in tackling the challenges associated with Gender-Based violence, frivolous commemorations, or meaningless statements, just won’t cut it. We need to be intentional, correct the issues and make the system work. It’s way past being a women’s problem now, it’s our country’s problem now.


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