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DENOSA concerned by brutal killings of women in SA 

MEDIA STATEMENT 

 

Sunday, 14 May 2017 

 

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) is gravely concerned by recent chain of killings of women, mainly by their male partners.

 

DENOSA calls on men to be protectors of women. The recent incidents call for a serious introspection by men of all ages. Women won't have any reason to trust men – whether spouses or relatives – and they will not feel safe in the surroundings of men.

 

As an organisation majority of whose members are women, we are not able to remain silent when the society women live in is increasingly becoming dangerous towards.

 

DENOSA calls on all its gender structures throughout the country to play their bit in engaging men in society about behaviour modifications. The recent incidents of women who were killed brutally are indicative of a behaviour where men are made to feel superior to women and therefore beyond reproach, which needs to change as a matter of urgency.

 

DENOSA calls on law enforcement agencies, and the justice system in the country, to take note of this trend of heartless behaviour and get involved in society engagements on the unlawful behaviour and consequences thereof.

 

We call on communities not to let guard down and be more protective of women. It cannot be correct that women must start to learn survival tricks as if they are in a jungle. 

 

DENOSA sends a message of heartfelt condolences to families of victims. 

 

Ends

 

Issued by the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA).

 

For more information, contact:

 

Sibongiseni Delihlazo, DENOSA Communications Manager

Mobile: 079 875 2663 

Email: sibongisenid@denosa.org.za

Website: www.denosa.org.za

Facebook: DENOSA National Page

Twitter: @DENOSAORG