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"OUR COUNTRY HAS A DISEASE CALLED GBV" The Justice Desk's '16 Voices in 16 Day Campaign'​

We are proud to introduce our twelfth voice in our “16 Voices in 16 Days” Campaign against gender-based violence!

Marco Spaumer joined The Justice Desk in 2020 as a Goodwill Ambassador, and since then has demonstrated true commitment as an everyday activist. Marco is well-known for his role as Tim De Plooy in the popular Afrikaans soapie Suidooster. Throughout the year, Marco has been very involved in our projects, volunteering his time to visit project sites and our community members.

The Justice Desk believes in the power of the everyday person, especially in their ability to create lasting, impactful and effective change in their communities! Through this campaign, we hope to both raise awareness to #GBV, but also to unite and inspire others in order to take action within their own spaces. Ending GBV is not the fight of some, but of us all!

Let us never forget to recognise the incredible power that we as South Africans have, when we come together, to make a change.

By amplifying these 16 remarkable changemakers, we hope to inspire YOU in contributing YOUR own thoughts and voice, as we unite in solidarity in the important fight against gender-based violence.

"We have a disease in this country that threatens the dignity and lives of women and children. This disease is gender-based violence and violence against children.

Our women and children are dying and not enough is being done to stop this injustice from happening. A campaign like '16 voices in 16 days' is one attempt at taking a stand and to really shake and disrupt the male hearts in our country and to demand change.

If you’re a citizen of this country, especially if you’re a male citizen in this country, please acknowledge the severity of this war and make this your mission: protect our women and our children. And never stop protecting them."

Marco Spaumer

South African singer and TJD Goodwill Ambassador

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