“For every moment we remain silent, we conspire against our women” – Nelson Mandela

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“For every woman and girl Violently attacked, we reduce our humanity. For every woman forced into unprotected sex because men demand this, we destroy dignity and pride. Every woman who has to sell her life for sex we condemn to a lifetime in prison. For every moment we remain silent, we conspire against our women”

Women and girls need safe environments to learn and to work. At the moment discrimination and violence exacerbate their lack of access to the very tools they need to make their own rights a reality. If girls do not have a safe and non-discriminatory environment to pursue education or gain employment the consequences reverberate throughout their lives, denying them the choice and freedom we take for granted”. – Nelson Mandela. Johannesburg 2006