Speak out against abuse

2018-07-04 06:02
Mandy Chibambo of La Dame Royal.PHOTO: supplied

Mandy Chibambo of La Dame Royal.PHOTO: supplied

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IN a fight against the abuse of women and children, Mandy Chibambo of La Dame Royal, a non-profit organisation, is inviting all the women and girls to a mother-daughter charity high tea — a platform that will allow them to speak out against abuse and also share their stories.

This high tea event will be held at number 50, Alan Paton Road in Scottsville on June 30, from 10 am to 3.30 pm. Tickets are R250 for adults and R150 for children between the ages of five and 11 years.

Chibambo said she is hosting the event to try and get women to speak out against abuse.

She said most women are afraid to speak out because of what others will say.

“This platform will give them an opportunity to speak out and share their stories and also give each other advice on how to deal with any kind of abuse, whether at home or in the community.

“Women must not face abuse alone; we must come together and support each other. Sometimes if you know that you are not alone in that problem, you re-gain hope that it will pass and get the strength to fight back,” said Chibambo.

“I am so passionate about women empowerment especially in young girls. And to see them being abused in our society almost everyday really breaks my heart. I belive that getting them to speak out is the only way that can help us now.

“A lot has been done to try and put a stop to it but nothing has changed. There has been a lot of marches and hash-tags but abuse is getting worse.

“I want us to break the silence as women because abuse is happening everywhere, even in our homes. It does not matter what kind of abuse it is, we have to speak out,” she emphasised.

Chibambo encouraged people to take action against abuse instead of only complaining about it.

All the proceeds from this event will go towards Esther House, which is a home for abused women and children.

Tickets can be purchased online at: ladameroyal.co.za or can be bought by depositing money at Capitec Bank, name : Mandhlase Chibambo, account number: 1583783553, Branch code: 470010.

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