The African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL), along with community members and political parties, took to the streets of Gamalakhe last Friday, December 7, to march against crime, gender based violence, and the abuse of children. The march formed part of the 16 Days of Activism campaign.ANCWL Lower South Coast Region organised the peaceful march, which started from Masengemi near TB Molefe Stadium in Gamalakhe and proceeded to the Gamalakhe Police Station. The motive was to hand over a memorandum addressing various issues to Captain Welcome Shusha of the Gamalakhe Police Station. Issues raised included the abuse and killing of women and children, the kidnapping of women and children, poor service when it comes to reporting abuse cases at the police station, crime, and more.Ncedani Nyuleka, Deputy Secretary of the ANCWL Lower South Coast Region, addressed the crowds, saying: “We are tired. We are here to ask the police to protect us, help us put abusers and killers behind bars. It is time we taught men to love women and children, not hurt them.” Captain Shusha said he was delighted that the group came to the police station with their issues: “We are open to suggestions and criticism from our community because we may never know what we do wrong, but they do. We will definitely show no mercy to abusers. We urge everyone to help report cases of any abuse, especially if the victim doesn’t want to come forward,” he said.