Women For Change Run by CMIYC
South Africans are reeling from a series of horrific attacks on women and children, which culminated in protest marches across the country in September 2019. According to the latest Crime Statistics by SAPS, a woman is murdered every three hours in South Africa.
The hashtag #AmINext started trending in South Africa as more than 30 women were killed during Women's Month, among them a student from Cape Town who was raped and killed in a post office.
As South Africa's largest all-women running community we want to stand united to put an end to violence against women and children.
The Women For Change movement was founded by Catch Me If You Can (CMIYC), South Africa’s largest all-women running community.
Our first ‘Women For Change’ event took place in Tokai Forest, on the 15th March 2016, only a few days after the brutal murders of Franziska Blöchliger (Tokai Forest) and Sinoxolo Mafevuka (Khayelitsha). The event was held with more than 3 500 people from all over Cape Town, who came together to pay tribute to each woman and child who have been senselessly killed in this country.
Since then we were able to uplift women from all over South Africa by joining our Women For Change Runs in Cape Town or Johannesburg.
Catch Me If You Can (CMIYC) is South Africa’s largest all women running community that connects ladies of all ages, shapes and sizes. We’ve helped thousands of women connect and build lasting friendships whilst improving their health, fitness and lifestyles.