A study conducted by the HSRC and commissioned by Grassroots Soccer and Soul City Institute show alarming rates of sexual violence towards primary school girls in Khayelitsha.
Women from all walks of life joined the march to Parliament to highlight gender-based violence in South Africa.
Three feminists from different parts of the world and speaking on a panel hosted by the Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education, argued that strict laws are not a deterrent to gender-based violence and rape.
In a meeting with various organisations the Commission for Gender Equality revealed that incest, parents forcing children into marriage, female farm workers sleeping with male supervisors to secure work, and child trafficking for sex work is rife in the Western Cape.
Five years after the disaster that took place on 24 April 2013, garment worker-organisers in Bangladesh say that many employers are still failing to ensure that worksites remain safe.