Photo Credit: Screengrab / Epworth School

Epworth School in Pietermaritzburg is taking a stand against Gender-based Violence, saying Enough is Enough; they inspire all the grown-ups!


Pietermaritzburg, South Africa (02 June 2021) – Epworth School stands up to Gender-Based Violence and says, “Enough is Enough”. They have followed the song and dance for “My Body (Stand Up)” and encourage others to stand up with them!

The song is a familiar one that was produced in 1983 and taught in schools around the world as part of a sexual abuse prevention programme back then. However, since South Africa is plagued with gender-based violence, the song was rebooted by local artists and 1st for Women Insurance to inspire change and unity in the country while taking a stand.

The song is being used to raise funds for the 1st for Women Foundation. It is sung by some of South Africa’s most talented singers, including Lira, Juliet Harding from GoodLuck, Mariechan from Jamali and Gigi LaMayne.

The anthem is a call to action, and Epswoth School rose to the occasion.

The entire school got involved in the song and dance, taking a stand against gender-based violence.

“Stand with us as we fight one of the most notable human rights violations. Stand up for respect and dignity and for freedom from abuse. Wathint’ abafazi, wathint’ imbokodo | When you strike a woman, you strike a rock.” – Epworth School

Unfortunately, the video is unable to play from the embedded video so please take a look at their video via YouTube here.

Sources: 1st for Women / Epworth School
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