Gender-based violence will not silence the women and children who are beaten and murdered.
President Cyril Ramaphosa last night gave a voice to the murdered 21 women and children who lost their lives the past few weeks. He said that he is appalled by the war against women and children in South Africa.
“We are however not satisfied with his remark that ALMOST all of the alleged perpetrators have been arrested thus far,” says Daleen Gouws, the spokesperson for Action Society. “Even though we appreciate the steps taken by the government and highlighted by the president last night to support survivors of these types of crimes, more should be done to stop it from happening altogether.”
During the country’s National Child Protection Week, Action Society urged the government to make the National Register for Sex Offenders (NRSO) public. The NRSO is kept confidential, and as a result, numerous offenders still target vulnerable people in our society.
“By knowing the names of sex offenders and perpetrators of other types of violent acts against women and children, we can better protect this vulnerable group,” says Gouws.
Action Society is a civil rights organisation driven by a purpose to provide a voice for the voiceless. Our team has come together to form a collaborative arm within the community. We fight for justice and change by supporting and fulfilling the needs of the vulnerable. Utilising the framework of our civil rights system, we aim to deconstruct the harsh realities that we see daily.
ISSUED BY: Action Society
DATE: 18 JUNE 2020
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