NOTE: The following information is reproduced from the Wits News newsletter (

 Wits University along with five other institutions in higher education will join ‘The Silent Protest’ to be held on 19 April 2013.

Student voices will affirm Wits’ solidarity with the millions of people – men, women and children – silenced by rape and sexual violence.

On campus, the Counselling and Careers Development Unit (CCDU) has joined forces with the divisions in the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs’, the Transformation office and the Students’ Representative Council (SRC), and Drama for Life (DFL) to condemn sexual violence of any nature, to support survivors and to encourage the reporting of these atrocious acts.


The march will begin at 12:45 leaving from the Amic Deck and concluding on the Great Hall steps. Register at CCDU or SDLU to take part in the protest.

Date: 19 April 2013
Time:  08:00 – 17:30 taping of mouths on the library lawns for a show of solidarity

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Read Wits Vuvuzela’s previous article about this protest.