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#TheTotalShutdown: South African Women Are Marching Against Gender-Based Violence
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#TheTotalShutdown: South African Women Are Marching Against Gender-Based Violence

Women in South Africa today marched against gender-based violence, CNN Africa reports. In honor of South Africa’s women’s month, hundreds of women have decided to celebrate the occasion by raising awareness about violence against women and children. The march tagged #TotalShutdown calls on men to stop the abuse of women and children. Violence against women and children has always been a worrying topic in South Africa and according to a report by Africa Check, the global figure for femicide in 2015 was 2.4 per 100,000 women. This number is four times higher at 9.6 per 100,000 women in South Africa. The march, organized by WomenProtestSA, encouraged women to take to the streets under the rallying cry: “My body, not your crime scene.” Men were encouraged to support the movement by...

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