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Tuesday, 11 February 2020 11:00

CMIYC launches Women for Change Run to drive awareness against Gender Based Violence in Cape Town

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Catch Me If You Can is hosting the upcoming “Women For Change Run” in Cape Town to raise awareness against Gender Based Violence, during International Women’s Month. The ‘Women For Change 5/8km Run’ takes place on Sunday, 29th March 2020 in Green Point, Cape Town.  

The Women For Change movement was founded by ‘Catch Me If You Can’, South Africa’s largest all-women running community as a direct reaction to the dramatic events unfolding in March 2016. Within one week, Cape Town was shocked by the brutal murders of several teenage girls across the city. 

The initial Women For Change was held ad hoc on the 15th March 2016 in Tokai Forest and was attended by more than 3 500 people from all over Cape Town. The communities came together to pay their tribute to every victim of sexual abuse and violence in South Africa.  

“Since then we had several Women For Change Runs in Johannesburg and Cape Town to drive awareness to end violence against women and children in South Africa. Thousands of women, men and children have joined us nationwide to end this epidemic.  We believe that together we can create the change we so desperately need, and our past events have proven that we are stronger than what holds us down.”  Sabrina Walter, Founder

Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust has been supporting survivors of sexual violence since 1976 and Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust has been supporting survivors of sexual violence since 1976 and continues to do this today. They are the official beneficiary of the Women For Change Run.

“We are proud to be a beneficiary of the Women for Change run and hope that our collaboration will increase awareness so that more survivors can access our services.” <

Zeenat Hendricks, Communications Coordinator Rape Crisis

Join the Women For Change 5/8km Run on Sunday, 29th March 2020 at 7am at the Salesian Football Club, Green Point, Cape Town. Run united with us to say ‘Enough is Enough’.

More information: http://womenforchange.co.za 

Tickets available online: http://shop.cmiyc.co.za/product/women-for-change-ct2020/ 

Join the movement #WomenForChange

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Catch Me If You Can was created as an initiative to connect women through running.

To run is the most affordable, easiest and one of the most popular ways to be active. CMIYC motivates women to join and grow with us by combining running with health, fitness and lifestyle.

CMIYC is an ever extending adventure that allows women to discover the most beautiful routes of Cape Town together. And at the same time friendships are born by sharing the love for running

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