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Say No To Rape

Wouldn’t it be amazing, if for 16 days, there was no rape, no child abuse, and no case of a beaten-up woman, no woman killed and stashed somewhere like garbage?

Join Men Against Rape in re-declaring a truce on no violence against women and children and making it a permanent one.

We strongly believe that men are critical partners in the fight against abuse of women and children. Men Against Rape encourages men and boys to be vocal about abuse.

Calls have been made for rapists to stop the act, campaigns have been held with the hope that men who commit rape can change their ways but the social ill rate keeps escalating.

When will it end? Read the poem below by Skinny_Cow to have an idea of how rape victims are affected by the injustice.

My Virginity

I think back to when it happened,
think back to that awful day.
The day when it all happened,
the day he took “it” away.

Fighting. Yelling. Crying.
It didn’t matter how loud I screamed.
Nobody came to help me.
Nobody came to set me free.

I still dream of running,
of trying to break away.
Of feeling him catch me,
every damn day.

I see him in the shadows,
even while I’m at home.
I close my eyes and pray he’s gone,
only then I can’t help but feel him.

To this day I feel him,
his tight grip on my wrists,
The pressure of his body
as I tried to resist.

He continued to thrust away,
as I fought and yelled and cried.
It didn’t matter how loud I screamed,
Nobody came to help me.
Nobody came to set me free.

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How about declaring a truce on violence against women and children, and finally make it an everlasting one?

 

With 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence approaching themed “Count me in”, Men Against Rape echoes the theme and we want to be a voice that propels action. It would be remarkable if men, real men, can come out in numbers and cause a stir against the gender-based violence and the children abuse plight.

 

Imagine the level of freedom women and children would delight in if there was no rape, no child abuse. Sounds like a fantasy? Actually it is well within their rights to walk from place to place freely, without any fear of intimidation or anything like that.

 

This year South Africa will be taking part in the global campaign, which runs from 25 November until 10 December, for the 18th time. However, after all these years the question still remains, ‘When will the evil stops?’

 

Men Against Rape is greatly troubled by the alarming rate at which abuse against women and children keeps on intensifying and with an aim to get men actively involved in breaking the silence, the organisation has a number of in-house campaigns scheduled for all the 16 Days.

 

Let’s become a voice that drives action!

Picture yourself walking your dog or just relishing in a pre-sunset lazy walk when arms suddenly clamp around your waist, sending a shiver to your whole body?

 

Do you know what you would do?

 

It is a disheartening but true fact that a lot of women feel terrified when walking the streets alone at night, or worse, during the day. Nowadays, women are forced to walk around gripping their belongings while fearing for their lives at the same time.

 

In the distressing moment that you find yourself confronted by someone who might cause you harm, knowing how to defend yourself might radically save your life and you may afford you ample time to get away to safety.

 

Learning self-defense is a wise move for women of all ages as women trained in self-defense find themselves more confident in their ability to confront undesirable attention.

 

In this imperfect age where watching your back at all times is becoming a norm, self-defense is a must for every person, especially women who usually fall target of culprits. Self-defense for women is one of those skills all women should have in order for them to feel empowered, alert and well-informed.

 

There is somewhat a number of dynamics involved when attempting to defend yourself, which in most cases involves unarmed physical self-defense.  The most important part which can be challenging is that this type of defense requires someone to know exactly how to react and stand their ground and instinct alone may not be enough to succor a victim get away unharmed.

 

For this reason,  Men Against Rape, together with Eskilz College is offering 30 ladies and girls in the Johannesburg area an opportunity to get trained and acquire skills to defend themselves if they find themselves cornered by invaders aiming to harm them. The free one hour self-defense course will be presented on the 9th of November from 10:00 till 11:00.

 

Interested? Please contact Rufaro on pa2ops@timmalholdings.co.za alternatively phone her on 010 030 0080