SISTERHOOD AGAINST GENDER BASED VIOLENCE RIDE
August month is declared women’s month in commemoration of the 1956 march of approximately 20,000 women to the Union Building to petition government against the apartheid pass laws to maintain population segregation, control urbanization. Government declared August month a month
This year, the WESTERN CAPE female bikers are taking to the streets to add their collective voices against gender based violence on women’s day. The purpose of the ride is to mourn (not celebrate) women’s month in remembrance of all the victims of GBV and also to add our voice to the call to STOP 🛑 GBV.
The brutal murder and violence against women and children increased during the covid19 period with the President declaring it as another pandemic in the country.
Bikers are community builders through involvement and support of different charities. Bikers also are activists who speak out against social and legal injustices. While the country is ravaged by the covid19 pandemic bikers are resolute to mark August 2020 as a month of mourning all the GBV victims.
The City of Cape Town agreed to provide Sisterhood Against GBV a platform to hand over their memorandum and assist create GBV awareness. This provides a bigger platform to achieve our objectives which is to mourn (not celebrate) women’s month in remembrance of all the victims of GBV and also to add our voice to the call to STOP 🛑 GBV.
All women on bikes, bicars, bicycles, scooter, sidecars are welcomed to join the ride.