S. Africa: #AmINext Trending Amid Gender-Based Violence Protests

Gender based violence is rampant in South Africa and has been described as a national crisis by some. Rape survivor Norma Ka Mbele shares her story amid protests against sexual violence happening in South Africa, which has one of the highest femicide rates in the world. The hashtag #AmINext started trending in South Africa as more than 30 women were killed last month, among them Uyinene Mrwetyana, a student from Cape Town who was raped and bludgeoned to death in a post office. Rape is often a tool of violence against women and children in South Africa.

Watch Mbele’s story below:

Many protests have been taking place over the last few couple of months because gender based violence against women and children is epidemic according to many, including the police, who have come under fire for failure to protect women and children from the threat and reality of violence.

Read more at BBC Africa.

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