'Abusers are trash' - poster at anti-abuse march

2017-05-27 18:11
Marchers protest abuse in Cape Town. (@straw_hat_shanthan)

Marchers protest abuse in Cape Town. (@straw_hat_shanthan)

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Cape Town - About 50 people braved the cold on Saturday to take to the streets of Cape Town in a march calling for an end to women and child abuse.

Arranged by The EssBee Foundation and social activist Brett Steensma, the #StopAbuse campaign saw Capetonians march from Keizergracht Street to Parliament, carrying posters reading "Abusers are Trash" and "End Violence".

Founding director and chairperson of The EssBee Foundation Shenai Bridglall said the collective action was to act as a clarion call for people to "do something about the scourge of violence facing women and children.

"While it won't stop the problem, it's a stepping stone to build awareness… about it," she explained.

The campaign is a "non-political movement of like-minded people, by the people and for the people" with the focus on raising awareness and social action in protecting women and children. 

A donation line has also been launched and funds raised will be used to fund an abuse seminar at St George's Home for Girls in Wynberg, trauma counselling at St Anne's Home in Woodstock and a boot camp for boys to teach them how to become "great men".

Marchers protest abuse in Cape Town. (@straw_hat_shanthan)

Marchers protest abuse in Cape Town. (@straw_hat_shanthan)

Marchers protest abuse in Cape Town. (@straw_hat_shanthan)

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