Shine The Spotlight on Survival -2021
- By: Leilani Kuter
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/shine-the-spotlight-on-survival
My name is Leilani Kuter (47) - Gauteng. I have finished a 729km walk in 2019 in 27 days and a 448km walk in 2020 in 16 days. We raise funds to give free anti-rape technique classes to those who can’t afford it and for rape crisis centres.
This year marks 29 years of survival after I was brutally raped and left for dead on 16 September 1992. Speaking up and sharing my story to inspire other victims to live their lives has been a big part of my healing in the wake of this horrifying incident.
This year, I am planning to walk 29km per day for 16 days starting on the 1st of September and end of the 16th of September to shine the spotlight on survival and raise funds for rape crisis organisations and dedication walks all over SA.
Every step of my 2021 challenge will be taken in defiance of systemic violence against women, men and children in celebration of our collective survival spirit.
Please feel free to reach out to me if you would like to learn more about our initiative. Our NPC may be new, and our cause may be a difficult one to think about, but we are out here changing lives and making a real, tangible difference. You are welcome to email [email protected] or visit www.yellowforsurvivors.co.za should you have any questions.
Put your weight behind us and let us do more!
"I believe if I knew these anti-rape skills in 1992, when I was brutally raped and left for dead in a youth hostel where I was staying at the time, I would have been able to get out of the room." - L Kuter.
Learning to protect yourself can give you newfound confidence and assertiveness.
Yellow For Survivors NPC
Yellow for Survivors is a SA NPC that has been established to provide victims of rape and gender-based abuse with resources and safe spaces to find the support they need to start healing after severe, life-changing experiences. Yellow for Survivors NPC was founded by Leilani Kuter in 2019.
It was established to provide survivors of rape and gender-based violence with resources and safe spaces to find the support they need to start healing after severe, life-changing experiences.
These fundraisers include self-defence sessions and videos, dedications walk throughout the country, giving a voice to the voiceless, and enabling them to take back their power.
Leilani's Awareness Walks
- 729km (16 September - 12 October 2019)
- 448km (1 – 16 September 2020)
- 29 hour Walk (16-17 September 2021)
For more information visit: www.yellowforsurvivors.co.za