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In South Africa, curbing violence starts with showing boys their potential

Posted on AllSides June 10th, 2024
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Now, the Justice Desk is trying to break the cycle. “A boy is told, ‘You must never cry; you must be the protector, the provider,’” he says. “We were taught to become robots and disconnect from our emotions.” The way boys are raised is one of the underlying causes of this gender-based violence epidemic, says Lerato Kossie, program coordinator at the Justice Desk, the human rights nonprofit that organizes this camp. With almost 11 women killed every day, South Africa has among the highest recorded rates of female homicide in...

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