MRM, Arts and Culture Hosts Imbizo on Anti Femicide in Soweto

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19 Jun 2017

The Moral Regeneration Movement (MRM) in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture will host an imbizo on Anti Femicide to confront the callous murder of women and girls. The event takes place on Friday 23 June 2017 at Regina Mundi Catholic Church in Soweto  under theme, “Respect Human Dignity and Equality” to promote ethical and moral values, irrespective of social origin, gender, race, age, status and class.

Presently, the country is experiencing an alarming number of women and children murders. “The latest police statistics revealed that 65 women have been killed in 30 days. There may well be many others who have quietly been disposed of under similar circumstances. This barbarism has sent shock waves among our people.  Public protest marches are indicative of the shock and anger that has erupted in our communities across race and colour, young and old, men and women”, said Moral Regeneration Movement Chairperson Father Smangaliso Mkhatshwa

The MRM enjoins people to commit themselves to: Respect the worth of all individuals;  Fight against the physical and emotional harassment of women that result in rape and other forms of abuse; eradicate the abuse of children brought about by social ills such as malnutrition, child labour, drug trafficking, pornography and prostitution; care for all who are weak and disadvantaged: the poor, the aged, the disabled and all those unable to care for themselves; oppose any form of physical, emotional, and /or psychological abuse or ill-treatment of another human being; overcome discrimination on the basis of status, custom, culture, race, gender, sexual orientation, health-status and tradition, and work for the physical security and protection of all people.

It is from this perspective that government, the youth, business, labour, cultural and religious formations, political parties and civil society ought to come together to discuss national plans to strengthen social cohesion in the country.

Media is invited as follows:

Date               : 23 June 2017

Time              : 10:00

Venue            : Regina Mundi Catholic Church, 1,149 Mkhize Street, Soweto

 

RSVP: Baile Maunye: 012 441 3625/071 047 6770 or BaileM@dac.gov.za                                                                                                                                                                        

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