Sonke fights for justice for openly gay murder victim, David Olyn, in Ceres


Besides pushing for the police and criminal justice system to properly prosecute the murder of David Olyn, a young openly gay man, Sonke and our partners (including Witzenburg Rural Development Center) have been running community dialogues to address some of the issues around homophobia, gender, discrimination, gender-based violence and #hatecrimes in the Ceres community.

We hope you will be able to join us tomorrow (Weds, Sept 3) at 830am at the Ceres Magistrates Court as we once again mobilise in an effort to make the system produce justice for David!

Homophobia, hate crimes, gender-based violence and murder all deserve a proper response by South Africa’s police and judicial system which includes policing, evidence-gathering and follow up that seek to prevent such tragedies in the first place, but at least work effectively to bring perpetrators to justice when such brutal crimes occur!

Join us in our call for a multisectoral, comprehensive, funded, timelined (with measures for accountability) national strategic plan to combat gender-based violence around South Africa.

#LGBTI rights are Human Rights – #Equality for All NOW!


Photos by Jenna Zhang / Copyright Sonke Gender Justice
by Czerina Patel