Johannesburg - Thousands of South African women on Friday gathered at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in Sandton to make their voices heard in protest against gender-based violence (GBV).
They began converging as early as 3am with many dressed in black. Different T-shirts represented organisations spearheading the fight against the scourge of GBV.
Women carried placards which read: "Women don't owe you shit", "My body - not your crime scene", "She dreamed of a place where the village protected her from the wolves" and many more.
Mandisa Khanyile, director of Rise Up Against Gender-Based Violence and part of the Call for Action Group said: "We are here in Sandton today to deliver a memorandum to the CEO of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, who has flown in specifically to actually receive our memorandum. Our key demand is a 2% levy on all JSE-listed entities to help fund the fight against gender-based violence.