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One Billion Rising against Women and Children Abuse Eldorado Park Protest

South Africa > Eldorado Park, Soweto, > Parkdale Primary,Eldorado Park, Soweto, Johannesburg,South Africa > 2014-02-14 > 02:00 pm

About The Event

We are going to march in protest against women and children abuse. We are going to march from Parkdale Primary , Extention 1 (Old park) through Main Street to to a field where we are going to hand over the petition to the Head of Police. Various speakers will address the crowd. Afterwards we will disperse.

About The Organizer

Christa Kleynhans

Hailing from a small little ' Vrystaat dorpie', living in poverty, I had experience various forms of abuse. This pain fuelled me to write poetry. I was a semi-finalist in the 2009 Lentswe Project and wrote a poem about women abuse.
I have since compiled a collection of poems and memoirs, "Red in Awe" which is busy being loaded on Amazon and Kindle. The book explores various forms of abuse and I believe my voice is the voice of billions of women who don't have the means to escape their toxic environments due to circumstances.
Having travelled, I had been in the UK for four-and-a-half years. I had also taught English in DongYing,, China.
I had organised Sonja Kruse, the Ubuntu-girl, for Welkom High School, Welkom in 2011.
Poverty and abuse don't know wealth, race, religion nor status. It happens to all women from all walks of life. Hence I am organising this event in an area which is renowned for all forms of abuse. Being a teacher, I am facing the pain and agony of the children from these broken homes. It is my dream to plough something good back into this community. This will not only be a protest; this is an effort to create a consciousness to treat all sexes, races, ages and religions fairly and with respect. And this will not only be an event; sponsors are going to continue their work long after the protest had gone and the dust had settled. This is a community effort. A communal voice to shout that ELDOS IS RISING AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN ABUSE.

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