'You must tell yourself that you are strong and awesome'
Hundreds have marched through the streets of Cape Town calling for an end to violence against women.
CAPE TOWN - Hundreds have marched through the streets of Cape Town calling for an end to violence against women.
The "Humanity Walk", which takes place annually, has been organized by Rape Crisis, Woman Zone, South Africa Faith & Family Institute and the Artscape Theatre.
Hundreds of women, from all walks of life, sang as they made their way through Cape Town towards the Artscape Theatre.
Many had placards with messages like "Women need better access to SA's justice system", and "Hands off our women."
Some women say all they want is peace.
“It’s important that women express themselves safely through walking to say enough is enough.”
“With all the rapes and murders it’s important that we take a stand.”
Western Cape Cultural Affairs MEC Anroux Marais is also marching.
“You must tell yourself that you are strong and awesome.”
Rape Crisis says it's seen an increase in the number of crimes against women and action needs to be taken by the government.