Posted by in News on September 17, 2018

South Africa: Gender-Based Violence – Mabuza Says ‘Men Must Change’

Deputy President David Mabuza has called on South African men to change to stop the scourge of gender-based violence in the country.

“No nation can succeed if it socialises its young boys to disrespect their mothers and disrespect their sisters,” Mabuza said in the National Assembly, where he was answering questions on Wednesday.” At the root of gender-based violence is patriarchy. Men are central to this problem… It’s a problem that men must confront.”

“I think men must change,” he said.

“Until men recognise women as human beings that have got feelings that have got rights that enjoy the same freedoms as men, gender-based violence will end. There is something fundamentally wrong that men must attend to. Men must change.”

Source: Allafrica

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