Pietermaritzburg woman, Verusha Padayachee was found beaten to death in her home last week, her husband is believed to be on the run.Nene Mrwetyana was found dead days after she went missing.
Pamela Padayachee of Durban-based organisation 1WomanPact says tonight's gathering is also about mobilising communities and other stakeholders to take a stand.
"It's ludicrous that in 2019 a young women can still go to the post office but not come home," said Padayachee.
"We as young women cannot stand on the periphery anymore and say it is fine."
"It is really time that we call for a state of emergency and these things must form part of the broader agenda for government," she said.
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