Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo
2 minute read
28 Nov 2019
6:20 am

16 days of gimmicks to survivors of rape, GBV

Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo

To dress up a couple of days as moments of activism, to shout and declare outrage and anger, only to carry on with our normal lives afterwards is laughable.

Gender-based violence.

I find it laughable and appalling that the theme for this year’s 16 days of activism is “Enough is Enough – 356 days to gender-based Violence and Femicide”. This comes from a government that moves at a snail’s pace in addressing the plight of survivors of rape, abuse and violence. We live in a society in which there is not enough elements to deter people from committing crime because we have become a society that only reacts but for a moment. We are also a society that shows disdain for a moment as the punishable method for perpetrators. To dress...