28 Nov What can be done to better protect women and children from gang and gender based violence?
The Cape Flats is notorious for gang violence. The community has been ravaged by gang violence for decades. Research has shown that the gang activities have become increasingly violent over the years. Experts say women and children remain the most vulnerable people and continue to bear the brunt of this violence. They say children in gang-ridden communities become numb to violence at an early age. According to the Chairperson of the MJC Women's Forum in Cape Town, the Cape Flats is the heart of violent crime, drug abuse and gender based violence. To highlight the plight a silent march will held held on 29 November 2017 in Athlone Stadium on the Cape Flats under the theme "UNsilence Violence". In light of the national 16-Days of Activism, on the Forum@8 Sakina Kamwendo shines the spotlight on violence and abuse of women and children in gang-ridden communities with SAHRC, Reverend Chris Nissen; chairperson of the MJC women's forum, Mualima Khadija Allie and gender based violence, Shehaam Aziz2W