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Anti Xenophobic Statement from ActionAid Country Directors across Africa

ActionAid Calls for greater action from the South African government following rise in violence against women and xenophobic attacks


As leaders of ActionAid programmes across Africa, we are gravely concerned, shocked and grieved by the continuing wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa. As South African civil society organisations (CSOs) mark today (Friday, 13t September) as “the real black Friday” with protests calling for an end to violence against women, we stand with South African CSOs to condemn prejudice, incitements and acts of violence, including perennial femicide, gender based violence and the xenophobic attacks that are directed at migrants, people seeking asylum, refugees and citizens of other African countries within South Africa.