#TheTotalShutdown march took place across the country on Wednesday, 01 August 2018 as we kicked off Women’s Month.. Women marched to raise awareness around gender-based violence.

Lauren Paris from Heart FM news witnessed the March which began in Keizersgracht street, just outside the Cape Penisula University of Technology and proceeded to Parliament where they were met by police.

The march was peaceful with some women crying and carrying messages that read:

  • My body, not your crime scene
  • We demand a safe society for women and children
  • I am equal
  • Respect our existence or expect our resistance
  • My body, my property

Picture Cred: Lauren Paris

To follow this movement go to www.thetotalshutdown.org.za