Formed in June 2020, the Justice4AllWomXn campaign was created in response to the rampant levels of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) experienced by womXn across the African continent. We are a global coalition of change agents comprised of national and international civil society organisations, businesses, individuals, and survivors of GBV demanding effective and lasting justice for all womXn victims and survivors of GBV. The campaign is anchored by Kuhluka Movement, a Not-for-Profit Organisation founded in 2016 by Josina Machel on the heels of her brutal attack resulting in the loss of her right eye. Ms Machel chose to use her voice, her name and her global network to galvanise attention to the plight of womXn and the rampant violence they face daily at the hands of men and the systems that are mandated to protect them. The campaign is geared towards creating awareness and ensuring that justice is served for ALL victims and survivors of GBV while inspiring a fundamental shift in human behaviour and mindset whereby GBV is rejected in every form and is deemed unacceptable.
Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is first and foremost a violation of human rights and a global health issue that cuts across the boundaries of class, culture, race, religion, age and sexual orientation. It is an epidemic that has been normalised within our social fabric where victims are hesitant to reveal their experiences due to a range of barriers such as fear of stigma and shame, financial dependence, lack of awareness of available services, absence or weak legislative and judicial protection, and the normative attitudes perpetuating patriarchy and violence as a standard part of our societies. GBV is an abuse of human rights that one in three women experience in their lifetime of which the victims and survivors continue to face a system that seems unwilling to hold perpetrators to account. It is against this backdrop that we now collectively say NO MORE. Not just for Josina Machel but for every victim and survivor of GBV, known and unknown, who has consistently been denied justice by the very justice system designed to protect and defend her, all across the African continent.
We Demand Justice.