WOF Eastern Cape marches against Women Abuse
Working on Fire in the Eastern Cape, in partnership with various stakeholders, marched against the abuse and killing of women to mark Women’s Day.
According to WOF Provincial Social Development Practitioner, Siphokazi Jack, this march was aimed at raising awareness around violence against women, following a spate of reports of women being brutally killed and abused in the country.
Jack says, “Things will not change in a day but we are spreading the word that killing and abusing women is unacceptable,” adding that the country needed more awareness.
Provincial General Manager, Monde Maqula, says that they would like this message that women should be respected and not abused to be heard and acknowledged.
Along with various teams of WOF fire-fighters, the SAPS, the Department of Social Development, the Traffic Department, GUCC Christian Organisation and learners took part in the march.
The Jansenville Team also went to great lengths to show their appreciation to women in management. This team arranged an outing for female provincial managers as well as the two females.