What has become of us as a nation?
Kare go senyegile Kae Bana ba Thari ye ntsho?
What went wrong?
Can’t women wear what they like?
Can’t women say NO! to men?
Can’t children wear fashionable clothes?
Is it really their fault?
Women and children are raped every day.
Women and children are beaten to a pulp every day.
Women and children are killed every day.
Women and children are abused emotionally every day.
Women and children are abused physically every day.
Women and children are abused mentally every day.
Kare re Ile go hwetsa khutso neng?
Kare re Ile go phela ka letshollogo go fihla neng?
Go fihla neng basadi let bana ba hlikefetswa ga bohloko?
Ingithi Ku zoba nini una umuntu we sefazane Kuba intho imbi?
Women and children are threatened every day.
Women and children are kidnapped.
Women and children are victims of abuse every day.
Men turned themselves into suspect of rape, abuse, kidnapping and murder.
What have we done to deserve this as women?
Kare re dirileng tabakgolo?
To carry another person for nine months?
To work hard to support her children?
To call off a dysfunctional relationship?
To become a single parent?
What has become of the men of Africa?
Where will we run to for protection?
Who will we cough out to?
Whom will we call father?
We need our shining army for protection.
We need power, encouragement and support.
Act now! Be against abuse as men.
Say that you are a warrior against abuse.
Show them that you are a warrior against abuse.
Save a child, save a woman, save a life
And save the generation of this land of harmony.
As men rise and be against the abuse of women and children of Africa!!