As the prophets gathered in July 2020 the Lord gave us this warning concerning domestic violence in 2021.
16 Days of Activism again, yet statistics are on a rapid rise
Compiled by Bonolo Sekudu
- This year’s theme for the 16-day campaign is “moving from awareness to accountability.”
- In the last quarter, 897 women and 287 children were murdered, compared to 218 in the same quarter the previous year.
- Policymakers are pressured to ensure accountability and implementation of the National Council on GBVF (Gender-based violence and femicide) to prevent lip service.
Listening to the 16 days of activism for no violence against women and children campaign rhetoric can be frustrating, especially as year on year there is no real change in how women and children are treated in this country.
Days ago, the ministry of police released horrendous crime statistics in the last quarter 897 women were murdered, 64 more than in the same quarter from the previous year – an increase of 7.7%. And 287 children were murdered, compared to 218 in the same quarter last year, an increase of 31.7%.