The Faculty of Humanities at the University of the Witwatersrand calls on students and staff to stand up against gender-based violence. Globally, 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. In South Africa, it is reported, that a woman is raped every 26 seconds. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men are likely to have experienced rape. Gender-based violence of a physical, sexual, emotional and economic nature is used against heterosexual women as well as members of the LGBTI community. This Valentine’s Day (Thursday 14 February 2013): women globally, and those who love them, will be joining together to walk, dance, rise and demand an end to violence against women and children. Stand up, and be counted, as part of the Wits Rising and the 1 Billion Rising Campaign by observing a minute of silence now, joining us at the Library lawns at 1.15 and joining the events at Constitutional Hill at 4.00pm.
(sent by Nicoleen P.)