Young women told to report cases of abuse

Black Child Rise is against women abuse

Young women in Limpopo have been told not to ignore cases of abuse but should report them to the police rather than die in silence, a seminar on domestic violence and women abuse was told.

Busisiwe Khuzwayo, the founder of Black Child Rise, spoke at the seminar in Malamulele Township in the Collins Chabane Municipality closing the Women’s Month and held under the theme, “In the Marathon.”

Busisiwe Khuzwayo | Pic supplied

Khuzwayo said young women get into relationships at a young age because of poverty and need financial security.

“They need financial security but instead of getting that they get abusive relationships,” she said.

She advised young women not to depend on men but to face the world themselves.

“They need to stand on their own and start something for their upkeep because we are equal before the law,” she said.

She urged young women to be decisive, stop looking down upon themselves but against tendencies of low self-esteem and laziness.

She said when they get into relationships; they need not be afraid to report cases of abuse because that is dangerous.

Her colleague at Black Child Rise Remission Mathebula gave examples of instances of abusive relationships.

She said some women are not allowed to have jobs or friends.

“When they go shopping, they are stalked by their partners or people appointed by their partners,” she said.

She says they check their phones for incoming and outgoing calls to see if they are having affairs.

Albertina Masilone another member of Black Child Rise said the answer lies in young women having jobs or starting their own businesses.

“Young women need to study hard so that they are employable,” she said.

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