Calling all good guys: Teen urges SA men to #justdosomething in a heartfelt two-minute video

"Don't shy away from protecting someone... don't be a bystander, be the hope."
"Don't shy away from protecting someone... don't be a bystander, be the hope."

We recently shared a video by one fed-up South African teen who has had enough of the ongoing crisis of gender-based violence our country is currently drowning in. 

Echoing his sentiments is another local teen who is calling on SA's good guys to "step up." 

"Stop those so-called 'men' who are making our country and our world an incredibly terrifying place for the women that we love and care about," urges Ethan. 

"Don't shy away from protecting someone... don't be a bystander, be the hope." 

Watch his powerful pep talk on YouTube or below: 

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