A statement released by Rise-Up Against Gender-Based Violence has stated that the conveners of the march to the Union Buildings on August 1 were charged by police for offences related to the protest. This comes after thousands of women and gender non-conforming individuals demonstrated against gender-based violence and femicide.
'Unfounded' Case Against #thetotalshutdown Protesters Closed - Police
News24Wire, 6 August 2018
The case against the organisers of the #TheTotalShutdown march in Tshwane has been closed, police said on Monday. Read more »
Women at the #TotalShutdown march in Cape Town
Ramaphosa Addresses #TotalShutdown Protesters, Promises Gender Summit
News24Wire, 1 August 2018
President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived at the Union Buildings during the late hours of Wednesday to accept a memorandum from #TotalShutDown protesters who had marched to the buildings… Read more »
Thousands March Against Gender-Based Violence Across South Africa
GroundUp, 1 August 2018
In cities across the country on Wednesday, women and gender non-conforming people marched against gender-based violence to mark the start of Women's Month. The march was named… Read more »
#TotalShutdown protests are happening across South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho to highlight the plight of women and children. "Every week, we receive multiple reports ... Read more »
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