STUDENTS PROTEST AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILD ABUSE

STUDENTS PROTEST AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILD ABUSE

Members of the Student Representative Council (SRC) in association with representatives from clubs and societies organised a peaceful protest on the Westville campus against women and child abuse.

SRC member Mr Thulani Doncabe said the protest - also aimed at creating awareness among staff and students - was also a way of showing sympathy to the family of a medical school student who died violently in one of the residences.

The protest began at Makhabane traffic circle and ended at the student quad. The march was then followed by a range of educational games around the same issue.

Doncabe said they wanted to restore morality on campus and make male students aware that they needed to treat women as their “sisters” in a community that should protect each other.

He also urged female students to protect themselves by not going to unsafe places and not consuming excessive amounts of alcohol that could result in them becoming easy prey.

Doncabe said although there were not a lot of cases of women being abused at UKZN it was distressing to note the number of rape and abuse cases in South Africa.


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