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As rape crisis grows, South African pupils learn how to fight back

Girls practice self defence methods during a session with NGO Action Breaks Silence (ABS) called ‘Empowerment through self-defence for women and girls’ which aims to create a world free form fear of gender based violence, at Mbuyisa Makhubu Primary School in the are of Orlando West, in the South African township of Soweto, on October 10, 2018.

In a classroom in the South African township of Soweto, girls listen carefully, knowing they need to learn how to avoid the threat of rape that hangs over their daily lives.

“You are going to pretend that it is the rapist’s testicles,” says trainer Dimakatso Monokoli, holding out a padded targ

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26.10.2018 | 13:55

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