Gender-based violence (GBV) is a pervasive and devastating human rights violation that affects both individuals and communities, deeply ingrained in South African society. It is a form of discrimination rooted in power imbalances between genders, often fueled by harmful stereotypes and cultural norms. GBV manifests in various forms, including physical, sexual, emotional, and economic abuse, with lasting impacts on survivors, families, and communities. Addressing GBV requires concerted efforts to challenge harmful norms and promote respect, equality, and dignity for all.

This year, the Rotary Club of Knights Pendragon and associated sponsors unite to stand against GBV. We are committed to addressing the multiple forms of violence that occur, recognizing that GBV affects people of all genders, predominantly perpetrated against women by men. Perpetrators can be intimate partners, acquaintances, strangers, or even institutions. It is often the case that the abuser is known to the victim, such as a family member or partner.

In support of this cause, we are raising funds for the non-profit organization, Bethany Home.


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