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Mbalenhle Xulu donates her voice to #EndDomesticSilence

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Xolisile Zondo donates her voice to #EndDomesticSilence

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Read by Ntando Kunene

Anna Leite donates her voice to #EndDomesticSilence

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    Read by Brumilda Van Rensburg

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People who encounter domestic violence are often forced into silence because of the fear instilled in them by their perpetrators. Thousands of people are forced into silence because of the power that their voices have, and Joko wants to put an end to this.

Donate your voice and join thousands of other South Africans who are using their voices to tell the real story of domestic violence. By recording your voice to #EndDomesticSilence, you are giving a voice to many stories of domestic violence that would otherwise go unheard.

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Joko, in partnership with POWA, is asking South Africans to add their voices to #EndDomesticSilence, by recording voice notes to the President during the annual 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children urging the government to prioritise three new Bills specifically designed to tackle the country’s deplorable status quo: seven women are killed every day, and a reported 40% to 50% of men have admitted to perpetrating physical partner violence.

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POWA has called for these key bills, introduced to Parliament in September 2020, to be urgently fast-tracked:

  • The Bill to amend the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act. This creates a new offence of sexual intimidation, extends the ambit of the offence of incest, and extends the duty of reporting suspected sexual abuse of a child. It also expands the scope of the National Register for Sex Offenders, including public naming of perpetrators.
  •  The Criminal and Related Matters Amendment Bill tightens the granting of bail in cases of GBV and femicide; and expands offences for which minimum sentences must be imposed.
  • Proposed amendments to the Domestic Violence Act extend the provisions to those who are engaged, dating, in customary relationships and actual or perceived romantic, intimate, or sexual relationships of any length of time. The definition of “domestic violence” is also extended to protect the elderly from abuse by family members.
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Victims of domestic violence don’t have time to wait. Donate Your Voice now and be part of the change. Support JOKO Tea SA and POWA to get 3 bills that protect women and children passed into law sooner and help #EndDomesticViolence #16DaysofActivism.

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