Every year, the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) campaign gets rolled out on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until December 10, Human Rights Day.
Activist Dr Nandipha Magudumana, 31, says it’s important to speak about GBV because it is unacceptable for women to constantly feel unsafe.
“It’s reached an undeniably alarming rate,” Magudumana said.
The Joburg-based doctor says it is frightening how in most cases the perpetrators are close to home and yet these cases go unpunished. However, she says the narrative is beginning to change as men are being held responsible.