17 Apr 2023
#ShowUs: FNB TUT show a red card against GBV
While the action on the field has been fierce and competitive, off the field the eight participating teams in the 2023 Varsity Shield competition are getting the chance to showcase their involvement in making a difference in the lives of their communities with the #ShowUs campaign.
FNB TUT has chosen to align itself with the “Red Card for Gender-Based Violence – Defend her!” campaign.
The campaign seeks to create awareness about violence that affect women and children in the community with supporters of TUT encouraged to not be afraid to speak up and report any incidence of GBV they are aware of immediately.
TUT outside centre Malcolm Langa says students and the community at large should not stay quiet about gender-based violence.
“This happens all over our community and the aim is to put a stop to it. If you see any form of gender-based violence you should not be afraid to speak up and pull out that red card, just like in rugby.
“It is mostly women and children who suffer from gender-based violence. We, as players, don’t want our children, mothers, wives and sisters to be violated in any way. So it motivates us to be part of the campaign.”
Varsity Cup is also calling on fans to take on the challenge and #ShowUs how you are choosing to lead the way to change in South Africa. Tag us in your social media posts and #ShowUs what you have done to make a positive impact in your community.