St Benedict’s takes a stand against gender violence, launching Manifesto on Masculinity.



“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
Edmund Burke



As a country, South Africa is scarred by a history of violence particularly against women. The country’s 2016 Demographic and Health Survey reports that one in five women older than 18 has experienced physical violence. This increases to one in three in poorer communities. In response to this scourge – a stain on the fabric of society – the boys and male staff at St Benedict’s School have developed a unique Manifesto on Masculinity. Ratified at a special assembly today [Thursday, 24 October 2019], the manifesto is a proactive tangible declaration against femicide – denouncing excuses and promoting behavioural change – ultimately holding the greater Bennies community to a higher standard. Read the full press release here.



Click here to download the St Benedict’s Manifesto on Masculinity.