Abuse: ACDP march gets victims talking

2012-12-11 00:00

“SOME men break more than women’s hearts,” was one of the eye-catching posters at an African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) march in Durban yesterday highlighting women and child abuse in the country. Jo-Ann Downs, KZN MPL and chairperson of the ACDP, said people were becoming desensitised to horrific crimes like rape due to frequent reports in the media and people’s own experiences.

Downs reported that the demonstration had been a success, with the members capturing the attention of passers-by. “We even had a number of people approach us for assistance with incidents that had been perpetrated against them or that they were aware of,” said Downs. “We put them in contact with the relevant authorities.”

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