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Women's right activists march through Mitchell's Plain

The activists called for an end to crime and domestic and child abuse in the area.

A group of women's rights activists marched in Mitchell's Plain on 15 October 2014. Picture: Chanel September/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Women's rights activists have marched in Mitchell's Plain calling for an end to crime and domestic and child abuse in the area.

The small group marched from Tafelsig to Town Centre in Mitchell's Plain demanding change and respect.

The action has been spearheaded by non-governmental organisations, including the AIDS Legal Network and the Western Cape Network on Violence Against Women (WCNOVAW).

Holding up a large banner which reads 'stop with the rhetoric and move to action', the women's right activists pleaded for change in their community.

The demonstrators also wore yellow headbands bearing the words respect and justice.

Singing and chanting "We are the champions", the group called for women to be treated with respect.

The list of ten demands also included women being allowed to feel safe in their own homes and being able to live a life free from violence and abuse.

WCNOVAW's Glynis Rhodes says today was about advocating for no violence against women and their children.

She said a march like this showed communities were prepared to speak out against violence against women and children.

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