As an organisation that continues to fight against the gross violation of human rights and violence perpetrated towards women and girls, and together with organisations nationally, we are deeply concerned with these countrywide increase in incidents of violence against women and the girl child. As an organisation we believe that we cannot sit back whilst our young women are abducted, raped and murdered at pandemic rates. As we are grateful for the use of social media to showcase these incidents we still fear the number of vulnerable women and children in our communities who have no means of communicating to the outside world the very real danger that they face on everyday basis, this includes people living in the urban and rural setting, where the threat of death lingers over them constantly.
With the recent outbreak of cases of rape, murder and burning of girls, young women and women particularly in our society, were the life of a black woman and/or a girl child is not valued, Ilitha Labantu is leading a national campaign aimed at raising awareness about the gruesome killings of women and children in our communities that have paralysed the entire country. The country had previously faced incidents of murder, femicide and rape (including child rape) in the past years, however since January 2017 we have been overwhelmed by the increasing numbers of young women and girls that have been abducted, disappeared, raped, and murdered in horrific and dubious ways
Ilitha Labantu has initiated the One Too Many pledge in response to the recent spike in incidences of abductions, rapes and murders of women and girls. The pledge calls upon government, civil society and citizens alike in an nationwide campaign to end all violence perpetrated on women and girls, no longer can we wait for the “16 Days of Activism Campaign” to voice our grievances or to have a call to action on such matters when violence perpetrated on women and the girl child is a daily occurrence, even as we speak a woman and girl child is being victimized.
Sign the Pledge and let us end violence against women and girls. As an organisation that fights against the gross violation of human rights and violence perpetrated towards women and girls for over 28 years, we are deeply concerned with the countrywide increased incidents of violence against women and the girl child. Rape and murder of women and the girl in our communities. As an organisation we shall not sit back whilst our young women are abducted, raped and murdered at pandemic rates. #ONETOOMANY
Our Pledge is as follows #I PLEDGE to stop the brutal rape and murder of our women and girls in our communities
The One Too Many petition to Parliament of South Africa was written by Ilitha Labantu and is in the category Gender Rights and Issues at GoPetition.