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cosatuCity Press reports that, as the country celebrated National Women’s Day on Wednesday, Cosatu held various marches nationwide to raise awareness against the scourge of gender-based violence.  

In a statement, the labour federation said that despite the various legal frameworks in place such as the Domestic Violence Act, femicide and other atrocities linked to gender-based violence were on the rise.  Cosatu also spoke of the LGBTI communities and the hate crimes which were inflicted upon the LGBTI communities daily, including corrective rape, “which undermines their constitutional right to their private life and right to choose how they relate to fellow human beings”.  In the North West, Cosatu marched to the Klerksdorp Police Station, where a memorandum of demands was handed over.  In Limpopo, Cosatu decided to take the march to rural areas in order to raise awareness about gender-based violence.  In Gauteng and the Western Cape, Cosatu called for the maximum conviction of perpetrators, with mostly female Cosatu members protesting outside Greenpoint police station.

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