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Chatsworth: Justice For Gender-Based Violence Victims

Chatsworth residents rally together to host peaceful protest for gender-based violence calling for swift justice for victims. Enough is enough, that was the sentiment expressed by residents of Bayview, Chatsworth south of Durban, against gender-based violence. Scores of community members held a peaceful demonstration demanding swift action against perpetrators.

This follows an incident last week where a 29-year-old pregnant woman was found murdered in the area. Community activist Brandon Pillay explains why the protest was significant, especially during Women’s Month.

Genderbased violence (GBV) is violence that is directed at an individual based on his or her biological sex OR gender identity. It includes physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, and psychological abuse, threats, coercion, and economic or educational deprivation, whether occurring in public or private life.

Source: Newsbreak Lotus

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