Community Alerts/Zanele/Mpumalanga/20 May 2017

On the 20th May we attended safe cities for women campaign in Soweto. Soweto women’s forum together with AASA and Soul City institute social justice hosted a community gathering with women for Global Safe Cities Day. We had discussion in break away sessions where we discuss about the following:

-reflections on how unsafe public transport for women

-women’s demand for safety in public transport (taxi)

-the role of the community in ensuring safety in taxis

-potential collective action that can be taken

-honouring the life’s if our dear sisters who were brutally killed

The question that we must ask ourselves is we safe in public transport because most of women experience violence, harassment and rape Making awareness and share experience find each other and support each other as black women so that we can create a safe space where we can feel empowered.

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By Zanele