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Finally a shift in fight against femicide?


Finally a shift in fight against femicide?

Between a rugby captain and a shorter time between ‘outrage milestones’, things might slowly be shifting

Senior science reporter

Perhaps it takes a male rugby hero to give the fight against gender-based violence a megaphone, so when Springbok captain Siya Kolisi took to the airwaves last week, people took notice.

“I have been quiet for so long,” he said on Radio 702, adding that he was finally “using [my] voice and encouraging other men to talk about it”.

In some twisted form of irony, for many female activists who have been trying to raise the same awareness, it is often only when yet another brutal femicide takes place that there is a groundswell of public outrage...

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