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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"It is a social story which we have all bought into and allows us to look away from behaviour we do not want to address."
It's now more important than ever to create a safe space at home where kids feel comfortable enough to ask and share the more difficult topics.
The current crisis of gender-based violence we face in South Africa today has inspired one teen to take a stand, sharing his frustrations with his peers and society in general in this insightful 10-minute video.
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Local NGO provides legal support and other free resources to victims of domestic abuse and gender-based violence
The Warrior Institute works to eliminate domestic violence in South Africa and makes information and resources available to survivors of gender-based violence via its free online portal.