Free State province supports 100 men march for Madiba on violence against women and children
As part of the centenary celebrations of former President Nelson Mandela and struggle stalwart Mama Albertina Sisulu, who committed their lives to the fight for the human rights of all persons, particularly women and children, the South African National Government together with private partners, hosted a #100MenMarch to stop violence against women and children on 10 July 2018, in Pretoria. Subsequent to that significant event, the provincial marches will take place on the 13 July 2018.
The Free State Province together with various sectors of society will, in the spirit of #ThumaMina, heed the call made by the President Cyril Ramaphosa, that all citizens should take a stand to stop violence against women and children. Men from various sectors of society, including government, will march to raise awareness and pledge to play significant roles to stop all forms of gender-based violence. The march is expected to draw men and other sectors of society within the Free State Province, such as government, business, labour, faith-based and non-profit organisations, and the media.
The proceedings of the day are as follows:
Date: 13 July 2018
Time: 9h00 to 13h00
Place: Constantia Shopping Centre to Seeisoville Police station (Kroonstad)
Government calls on all men to join the #100MenMarch and boldly declare that violence against women and children will not be tolerated in their respective environment or communities. The #100MenMarch will be a motivating force to ensure that men break the chain of abuse.
Source: Government of South Africa