Women's Health

16 Days of Activism on Violence Against Women

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Written by Thandeka Teyise

Andile Galashewe and Zola add their voices to the 16 Days of Activism on Violence Against Women campaign.

Two South African role models have added their voices to the 16 Days of Activism on Violence Against Women and Children campaign. Musician, rape survivor and founding member of The Open Disclosure Foundation (ODF), Andile Galeshewe together with Zola, better known as Papa Action in TV series, Yizo Yizo, have both come out in support of the initiative.

Andile, who was repeatedly raped by her father from the age of 13-years, spoke about her ordeal for the first time two years ago. To help others, she started the ODF that not only focuses on rape survivors but also aims to educate Soweto youths about sexual abuse and violence against women and children. Zola strongly condemned those who abuse others, saying it was a mindset and that there is no excuse for it. Thandeka Tayise compiled this report.

 

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