On Tuesday it was reported that more than 600 000 South Africans had added their signatures to various petitions (this number has climbed to more than a million) and many were planning to join marches to parliament following recent incidences of violence against women.
These included the rape and murder of UCT student at a post office, a 14-year-old girl who was murdered in a backyard, the murder of female boxing champion and the kidnapping of Grade R Vanderbijlpark pupil who was later returned physically unharmed.
While women are at the forefront of these marches, many men are also standing up for the cause and have voiced their opinions on gender-based violence.
Take a look at what these 10 male celebrities had to say about gender-based violence.
The rapper pushed the #MenAreTrash hashtag and called out all men for not speaking out when other men abuse women.
2 Maps Maponyane
The presenter urged men to change their behavior and said there was only so much women could do.
Nigerian-American artist Jidenna spoke about the stories he’d hear while living in South Africa and supported the movement which urges parliament to declare gender-based violence a state of emergency.
4 Julius Malema
The EFF leader asked how many more women would be victims of gender-based violence and said the “madness” needed to stop.
5 Major League
The DJs believe part of the problem is that people are no longer afraid of going to prison and called for a different punishment for perpetrators.
Rapper Reason fears for the safety of the women in his life and called for the gender-based violence to end.
7 Khaya Mthethwa
The musician vowed to protect all woman, not only the ones closest to him.
8 Cassper Nyovest
The rapper expressed his disgust with South African men.
9 Siphiwe Tshabalala
The footballer spoke out against xenophobia and violence against women.
10 Mbuyiseni Ndlozi
The EFF spokesperson slammed those who supported the #NotAllMen movement and said they were in denial.