16 reads for 16 days.
25 November marks the start of the annual campaign – 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. This is a time when South Africa comes together to raise our voices in the fight for a safer and more just world for women and children.
You may be asking yourself, is 16 days enough? No, it’s not – but it’s a start. All change begins with awareness. You can’t change what you don’t acknowledge.
FunDza has handpicked 16 pieces on the topic of GBV. Words are a powerful tool in the quest for justice and our FunDza writers are not afraid to use theirs.
Why not use yours? Submit a piece on GBV to FunDza today. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or submit via FunDza’s WhatsApp platform. Learn more about how to do that here.
Until then, enjoy the powerful, thought-provoking and brave pieces by our writers below. And remember – together we can!
Girls are not iiweyi… – Sonwabiso Ngcowa
Gender inequalities – Michelle Myeko
A dustbin for trashy men – Sicelo Kula
Humiliated – Amahlathi Aphelile
Girl Talk – Sexual Abuse – Tamica Mopp
Gents, we need to talk – Kingsley Khobotlo
Strength of a woman – Lungile Manyathi
Why I carry pepper spray… – Nivashnie Poonsamy
The length of my skirt is not consent – Lungile Manyathi
Dear Woman – Phumula Mkhwanazi
What I would say to my child – Sicelo Kula
Celebrating women – Simamkele Matuntuta
Ekasi – Real men don’t beat woman – Lukhanyo Matshebelele
Ekasi – Age is not just a number – Asithandile Tyulu
Boys don’t cry – Michelle Myeko
Better Men – Jayne Bauling