Motivation for Kwanele! Enuf is Enuf!

“Sexual violence in South Africa has been rated among the highest in the world. It is estimated that more than 40% of South African women will be raped in their lifetime, but only one in nine rape cases is currently reported. A woman is raped approximately every 30 seconds in South Africa. The scourge of rape does not discriminate against gender, age, race or social class. It affects the whole society."

“Creating awareness, mobilising people to rise up and say "no more", is what Kwanele! Enuf is Enuf! is about.”

“After a gang-rape experience, I realised our justice system&s inefficiencies around rape cases in South Africa. My case – and those of many other victims – were lost in the system as a result of an ill-educated and equipped police force that seemingly, possibly unknowingly, disrespects the rights of victims of rape and sexual violence.”

“My objective is to promote awareness and knowledge on rape prevention such as self-defence, as well as an open approach to speaking up about it and receiving the necessary assistance, medical or otherwise. Surveys indicate that unless rape happens to you or someone you know, it is an issue many are not willing to face – often an article speed-read in the newspaper or a mumble of a quick ‘ag, shame’ on hearing about it on the news.”

“I was also inspired by former South Africa President Nelson Mandela’s quote in a book compiled by Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN) entitled 'Broken Bones and Broken Bodies: violence against women exposed' which is as follows:”

“Safety and security do not just happen; they are a result of a collective consensus and public investment. We owe it to our children - the most vulnerable citizens of society - a life free from violence and fear. In order to ensure this, we must become tireless in our efforts not only to attain peace, justice and prosperity for countries but for communities and members of the same community. We must address the roots of violence. Only then will we transform the past legacy from a crushing burden into a cautionary lesson.”