The Daily Vox
On Wednesday, victims and gender activists gathered at Wits University for the annual #SilentProtest against incidents of sexual violence on campus. The protest demonstrated the need for universities to take a more progressive role in addressing issues of gender-based harm. The work done by the #RUReferenceList, #[email protected] and the #IAm1In3 movement have made this year’s protest part of a growing conversation around rape culture.
This women’s month, the #SilentProtest, in solidarity with movements across South African campuses demands that just systems are put in place to ensure first-contact support, counseling and clear instructions on how and where to access medical assistance. The Daily Vox asked some protestors why they chose to speak out.