By Xolelwa Pona in East London, Eastern Cape.
A Clean-Up campaign took place at Needs Camp, in East London on the 26th of March 2019. The area was identified as a host spot by the community members because it is where people, but mostly women get mugged, raped, killed and dumped there. Most women restrict their activities because of the fear of being vulnerable. This reduces their level of community participation and makes them more vulnerable to be victims of crime. Now, that the space has been cleaned at least everyone can see the activities happening in the field and there are no trees and overgrown vegetation to hide in. “A community that is safe for women is a community that is safe for all.”