March against women abuse

2020-03-18 06:05
PHOTO: suppliedMethodist church members marching against women and children abuse.

PHOTO: suppliedMethodist church members marching against women and children abuse.

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THE Methodist Church of Southern Africa at Bulwer Circuit, under the leadership of Reverend Mlotana and Brother Xolani Mhlophe, vice president of Young Men’s Guild; hosted a march against women and children abuse recently.

The march was held at Impendle and was supported and sponsored by Izandla Zothando, Sakha Isizwe organisation, Mazda, Myway, uKhozi tracker and other organisations.

Youth Recording Secretary of the Wesley Guild church spokesperson Noxolo Zuma said: “We all know that we have to do much more to respond to the cries for justice of women and children who have suffered violence.

We have to do much more to end these horrible abuses and the impunity that allows these human rights violations to continue.

“I think we can all agree that the time for complacency is long gone.

The silence on violence against women and children has been broken. Now is the time for stronger action.”

She said the violence against women and children has tremendous costs to communities, nations and societies — for public well-being, health and safety, and for school achievement, productivity, law enforcement, and public programmes and budgets.

“If left unaddressed, these human rights violations pose serious consequences for current and future generations and for efforts to ensure peace and security, to reduce poverty and to achieve the millennium development goals and the next generation of development goals we are discussing,” she said.

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