Last updated on Jun 15th, 2020 at 09:27 pm
16 Days of Activism is in full swing and this year more than ever, the dialogue of this campaign needs to make a difference
2019 has been a traumatic year for women, girls and children in South Africa and celebrities have been at the heart of much of this year’s activism.
We’re taking a moment to appreciate the whistleblowers, the allies, the icons and the brave souls who have emboldened anybody in South Africa who might be experiencing abuse of any kind.
These are the difference-makers who are changing the country with their actions and words…
Miss South Africa 2019 is leadership personified.
Zozibini has been one of the loudest voices in the fight against gender-based violence.
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This is me in Time Square, New York. It is my first time out of South Africa and I should be overjoyed but I am ridiculously torn. My heart is back home with all the women in this difficult time. A month ago on the 9th of August I stood in front of the whole country and spoke from the heart about the plight of South African women and today it stands true more than ever. Something has got to change 💔
Sho Madjozi has used her platform to incredible effect, by speaking eloquently on the key issues plaguing South Africa and asking our leadership some extremely tough questions.
But I’m a boss and I’m a leader. I have some power and agency in this world. And I would rather use that little power to fight against the real problem, not against someone who is also a victim like I am.
— #JohnCena (@ShoMadjozi) September 26, 2019
Siv Ngesi is another male ally who refused to be another silent man in a country where women don’t feel safe. He called out abuse numerous time in 2019 and lent his voice to all important discussions.
“If you think you are too small to make a difference, you haven’t spent the night with a mosquito.” pic.twitter.com/UVzOefS3PK
— Siv Ngesi (@iamSivN) September 3, 2019