“I feel like 16 days of activism is not enough and government knows it, we have to do more as a nation to secure a safe future”
As a female in South Africa making sure that you always stand out and make things happen if not for you, for the next generation, is important because as females we have to keep motivating each other to do the most and inspire each other to be more independent and take up spaces we’ve never been able to be in before.
Hyundai collaborated with Lebo Mashile and Thuli Ntuil for an amazing performance piece that talked about GBV and what women go through. This was expressed through poetry and performance that introduced the new Hyundai creta that is dedicated to women, for women showing them that they can take over in whatever they’re doing and still drive in style and elegance.
Gender based violence in South Africa has sky rocketed during the last few years, with women dying at the hands of the people that they trusted and loved. During the covid-19 level 5 lockdown there were a lot of cases that were reported by women being abused by their spouses, putting South Africa as one of the countries with the most GBV cases in the world.
“I feel like 16 days of activism is not enough and government knows it, we have to do more as a nation to secure a safe future”, said Lebo Mashile.
For a safe future, society has to teach the boy child how to be around women that are independent and unapologetic and also in the process of empowering the girl child, let us not neglect the boy child.
By Yami Nhlenyama