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Protests about violence to mark the beginning of Women's Month

The start of Women's Month in South Africa will be marked by
marches and pickets throughout the country on violence again women, children and gender
non-conforming people

"We have nothing to celebrate on August 9," he said
the organizers of #TheTotalShutdown, in reference to the annual commemoration of
the march of women against apartheid happens.

"Every week, we receive multiple reports from women,
children and people not in agreement with the gender who have been brutally murdered,
kidnapped or abused, and our leaders have no sense of urgency to find
ways in which society can address this violence "

Nonconforming gender is a term to describe the people who do it
it does not conform to the "norm" of what a woman or man should look like.

READ: All systems go for the march #TheTotalShutdown

The organizers want the violence to stop, and they have called
to get support by joining protests or by avoiding work or spending
money for the day.

"If you can not leave, get away from work for a
Solidarity time from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. or more if possible. "

The organizers have also asked employers to grant staff time off.
to be part of the "closing".

The marches will take place in the nine provinces, as well as in
Lesotho, Swaziland and Namibia.

Twenty-four lawsuits will be presented in memos delivered
during the marches.

These include that the president does not appoint anyone
involved in gender violence.

The Department of Women also announced that on August 1
It will be considered a day of mourning for the victims of gender violence, and
that will join the activists in their call to stop the violence.

"To mark the beginning of Women's Month, we call on all
The South Africans join the national moment of silence … during the lunch hour.
We urge men and women to wear black clothes and form a human chain in the
streets in front of their offices, homes or social places to remember women and
children who are victims of violence, "said the Minister in the Presidency
responsible for Women, Bathabile Dlamini.


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