“I will not be next”, “We’re done being afraid” and “Femicide is the real pandemic” were some of the many banners on display on Saturday morning during a protest against gender based violence (GBV) outside Parliament in Cape Town. “What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!” chanted some of the protesters in unison as cars driving by hooted in support.
It is interesting how these protests for a public registry seem to focus on sexual violence against women and do not seem to have a focus on offenses against children. That seems to match the focus of many other countries who demand a public registry.
However, in the US the focus for a public registry seems to be on children.
Do you agree? If so, why do you think that is?
More interesting is the fact that no one looks into the effectiveness of the US registry that they want to duplicate, regardless of who they intend to “protect” with it.