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Durban took a firm stand against women and Child abuse at the 1st For Women Sisters With Blisters walk

Over a thousand sisters, misters, kids and dogs flooded the streets of Umhlanga in a firm protest against the abuse of South African women and children at the 1st for Women Sisters with Blisters walk with East Coast Radio.

R72 000 was raised on the day for The Centre for Community Justice and Development (CCJD). The CCJD is a Kwa-Zulu Natal based non-profit organisation that provides legal support to women and children affected by domestic violence and abuse.

“It is an honour and a privilege to be involved in such a phenomenal movement – one that states that we, as South Africans, will not tolerate abuse in any shape or form,” says Casey Rousseau, spokesperson for 1st for Women Insurance and the 1st for Women Foundation which to date has raised over R49 million to fight violence against women. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for stepping out, speaking out and making their voices heard. Woman-and child abuse is everybody’s concern – it’s an issue that while not abating in occurrence, is increasing in awareness. Through Sisters with Blisters we are making a positive and practical difference by inspiring victims of abuse to change their lives for the better.”

“Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to everyone who joined in for today’s walk to amplify awareness in a show of solidarity for violence against women,” says East Coast Radio’s General Manager, Boni Mchunu. “It is through significant events such as this 1st for Women Sisters with Blisters protest walk, that we can unite and speak with one voice against abuse. East Coast Radio is humbled at the show of support for this initiative, which has been staged for the first time in KwaZulu-Natal, and would like to thank everyone who participated. Together we can make a difference.”

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