Half the Sky Movement: Desmond Tutu on Gender-Based Violence





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Published on May 11, 2012

Desmond Tutu talks about gender based violence and the need to change traditional practices that are harmful to women. Desmond Mpilo Tutu is a South African activist and retired Anglican bishop who rose to global fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. He was the first black South African Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa.

Tutu has been active in the defence of human rights and uses his high profile to campaign for the oppressed. He has campaigned to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, poverty, racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia. Tutu received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism in 1986, the Pacem in Terris Award in 1987, the Sydney Peace Prize in 1999, the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2005 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009. Tutu has also compiled several books of his speeches and sayings.

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"Women have tended to be sidelined. The gifts that they have often are not developed, and the laws seem to allow this. Custom, tradition. 'Why, why is this such and such not happening?' 'Oh, that is what our custom has said,' 'This is how our tradition is,' and they speak as if those are things that were dropped from heaven, I mean, whereas these things were man-made, and because they are man-made they can be changed by us."

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