COSATU Mpumalanga to lead protest action in commemoration of Women’s month

The Congress of South African Trade Unions Mpumalanga Gender Committee will be leading pickets to fight against the spike of gender-based violence, women, child abuse and femicide.

The pickets will be directed to Witbank Magistrate court in demand for pending and prolonged gender-based violence court cases towards their final prosecution.

The action will be under the theme “Embrace Equity.”

COSATU Mpumalanga will be leading the protest action in order to rise the plight of Gender- based violence, women and child abuse.

The Picket aims to address the following atrocities:
#Stop discrimination against transgender people
# Stop violence and harassment in the workplace
#Stop killing the LGBIQ+ community -workers demand no discrimination on LGBTIQ+ workers!
#We demand justice for all GBV and femicide victims
#GBV is a human right violation, end it now – we demand life sentences for GBVF cases
# Stop coercing victims to settle out of court with the perpetrators, it is a violation of the  justice system.

COSATU Gender Committee Mpumalanga has planned to lead the action as follows:
Gathering Point: COSATU House (Emalahleni)

Destinations: Witbank Magistrate Court

Date: 17 August 2023

Time: 09:00

2nd Activity: COSATU House (Emalahleni)

Date: 17 August 2023 

Time: 12noon

The following speakers will address the events: 
SACP: PEC women structure
ANC: PEC women structure
COSATU: National Gender Person

All members of the media are invited.

Issued by COSATU Mpumalanga
Thabo Mokoena(Provincial Secretary)
Mobile: 0737502041