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“Women for Change”

Watch: Thousands of South African women run through forest to protest rape and murder of teenager

By WITW Staff on March 16, 2016

Some 2,400 women ran through South Africa’s Tokai Forest on Tuesday evening to protest violence against women and children.  The “Women For Change” run was sparked by the death of 16-year-old Franziska Blöchliger, who was raped and murdered in Tokai Forest last week. On the Facebook page of “Women For Change,” organizers wrote: “Enough is enough! Violence against women and children is a global pandemic and we will not stand aside watching it taking place! …  Let’s run together to claim back our safety and to cherish our beautiful girls, who have been senselessly killed in this country!”

Three men have been arrested in connection with Blöchliger’s murder. A fourth was charged with possession of stolen property that has been linked to the case.

Read the full story at News24.