Community set to march against GBV

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GK CRONJE

18 August 2022

Participants who wish to join are urged to dress in black clothing, as it matches the theme of the march.

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On Friday, 19 August 2022, the community of Ermelo will participate in a march against Gender Based Violence. The march will commence at 08:00, and is an organized march to hand over a memorandum. The march will commence at 1948 Wesselton Community Hall.

From there, the participants will march to the Magistrate’s building, where a memorandum will be handed over. From there, the participants will march to the Ella De Bruin Hall, where a meeting and prayer session will be held.

Participants who wish to join are urged to dress in black clothing, as it matches the theme of the march.

GBV is regarded as a human rights violation, and a major barrier to achieving gender equality as well as an obstacle to a country’s development. During times of crisis, such as pandemics and war, GBV escalates dramatically. Violence specifically directed at someone because of their biological sex or gender identity is classified as GBV. It can occur publicly or privately. It includes, verbal, physical, sexual and psychological abuse. As well as threats, coercion and deprivation, for example, economic or education. It is important to remember that GBV does not discriminate. Nor does it confine itself to specific communities, socio-economic standing or income level. Any person of any race, age, gender, sexual orientation or religion can be a perpetrator, victim or survivor of GBV.

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