There is a scourge of gender-based violence in South Africa which calls on everyone to recognize that gender equality starts with us – in our home, school, workplace, parish, the community we serve, and in all the discussions we have.

We at CATHCA believe that it is our individual and collective responsibility as women and men to stand up against negative values, stereotypes, attitudes, and behaviours that violate women’s rights, degrade gender equality and trigger gender-based violence.

We all need to play a more conscious role in fighting the unhealthy patriarchal mindset and socio-cultural norms – sadly accepted by many men and women – that fuel violence against women and women’s subjugation, subordination and objectification. 

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