Prayer against women and children abuse

2017-07-05 06:02
PHOTO:A group of women who attended the prayer against women and children abuse.

PHOTO:A group of women who attended the prayer against women and children abuse.

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PEOPLE came out in numbers to be part of the prayer against women and children abuse outside Pietermaritzburg City Hall on Saturday.

This prayer was organised by the non-profit organisation, LuThando Community Development, which develops women­ and teaches them to love one another.

Thobeka Mafumbatha, the founder of LuThando, told Maritzburg Echo that they decided to have a prayer because they felt only God can help with the issue of women and children being abused.

She said they wanted to raise awareness and show people that they are against women and children abuse.

“After the recent incidents that are happening to women and children - them being abused, abducted, raped and killed - we decided to take a stand to show people that enough is enough.

“We need divine intervention now. It’s only Him who can help and rescue us with this problem.

“It is like a trend, a bad trend that we are against. We say to women who are being abused - ‘you are not alone’. We are with them,” Mafumbatha said.

She said that as an organisation they realise there are women who are being abused, but they don’t want to speak out about it because they fear they will be laughed at.

“We want to tell them that they are not alone - we are with them.

“What affects one woman affects all of us.

“Whatever they are feeling we also are feel it. We must support and love each other as women.”

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