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(CWSA) LAUNCHES THE #BEBOLDTELLYOURSTORY CAMPAIGN AS A VEHICLE FOR CHANGE.

One in every four women is physically abused by her intimate partner. Every six hours, a 
woman is killed by her current or former intimate partner. 
 
These are some of the shocking statistics that illustrate the extent of violence against 
women in South Africa. 
 
According to the South African Domestic Violence Act of 1998, domestic violence is defined 
as “Sexual abuse; emotional abuse, verbal abuse, physical abuse, economic abuse, 
psychological abuse, stalking, damage to property, harassment, entry into the complainant’s 
residence without consent, where involved parties do not share the same residence; or any 
abusive or controlling behaviour towards a complainant, where such conduct harms, or may 
cause immediate harm to the safety, health or wellbeing of the complainant 
 
Any form of abuse can be difficult for the person being abused for many reasons. However, 
not talking about abuse can be one of the reasons abusers continue to abuse.  
 
This August, CWSA will run a social media campaign where women who have been 
previously abused will speak out against violence and encourage other women to be bold 
and stand for their rights. 
 
“Boldness is needed to effect change and it is time to time to join forces and take bold 
actions to accelerate a positive change and end violence against women and children”, says 
Dr. Benny Obayi Acting National Executive Director of CWSA. 
 
Each one of us – with women, men and non-binary people joining forces – can be a leader 
within our own spheres of influence by taking bold pragmatic action to accelerate gender 
parity. Through purposeful collaboration, we can help women advance and unleash the 
limitless potential offered to economies the world over. 
 
The World Economic Forum predicts that the gender gap between men and women will only 
entirely close in 2186. This is a very long time from now, thus, women will continue to be 
subjected to forms of discrimination and inequalityThere is a need for renewed and 
determined action to shorten this time and make a positive change in the lives of women 
worldwide, starting with the girl child. 
 
Women deserve to be treated equally with men and not subjected to discriminatory and 
violent treatment. 
 
Will you #BeBoldForChange on Women’s Day 2017 and beyond by taking action that truly 
drives the greatest change for women?

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  1. Ongezwa Sebenga 11 months ago November 12, 2017

    I have a problem, my father(deceased) was a good parent towards me. Now Im left with my mother,because he was a pastor and hated when we’re into boys,my sisters couldn’t listen because when he beats them my mother will defend them. I have passed matric and I can’t get on with my studies because I dont have money,im short with 2% in English and many courses&learnerships I can’t go for them because of that,as he was the one who was always there for me,I dont have money to go and upgrade.

    Now Im leaving with one of her favourites,she gives her money to buy food,she only buys what she likes and take the rest to get drunk. Most of the times she oders me to get out of the room and seek for a place to sleep so that she could bring her men into the house and when I tell my mom she says “her children have not been living well because of me,so I should leave her alone or go to my own place”. May you please assist me or help me get a Job and find my own place.

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