Annie Lennox has issued a call to action, in response to the epidemic of violence that has been taking place against women and girls in South Africa for years.

The petition implores South African media, key government officials, and religious leaders to make a commitment of personal and professional responsibility, in order to ensure that the issue of gender-based violence is never marginalized again.

Signatories include The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory (Nelson Mandela Foundation), Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation, Medecins Sans Frontiers, Treatment Action Campaign, Amnesty International South Africa and CTAOP (Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project)

Annie Lennox OBE is the founder of The SING Campaign, a voice for hIV/AIDS women and children, UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador, Ambassador for Oxfam, Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Campaign, Amnesty International, The British Red Cross, Special Envoy for HIV and AIDS in Scotland and also London Ambassador for HIV and AIDS.

To read the petition, visit Annie’s official website.

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