#DearSouthAfricanWomen …

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South Africans have a message for women.

Dear South African women, your country has a few things to say to you.

The recent death of Karabo Mokoena has forced South Africans to wake up and face the reality of violence against women.

Her death was definitely a horrific and tragic event that no woman should ever have to experience. But there is always some light at the end of a dark tunnel.

Never has one woman united South Africa in such a way before. Never has one woman inspired so many victims of gender-based violence to come forward and speak about their ordeals before.

Karabo’s death has raised awareness of the dangers women face every day at the hands of men. Her death also highlighted the long-standing issues of femicide and sexual abuse.

In South Africa, a woman is killed by her intimate partner every eight hours.

These statistics are according to studies that have been summarised by The Huffington Post.

The incident also sparked heated debates on social media. First, it was the hashtag #MenAreTrash. Then it was #NotAllMen. And now South African women and men have another message they would like to share.

So, #DearSouthAfricanWomen…

#DearSouthAfricanWomen, we are with you.

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Yasmeen Osman