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Meghan Markle took time out of her schedule to make a private visit to a memorial for a young South African woman.
To the Countess of Sussex, england, tied with a ribbon at the memorial service in the post in which the 19-year-old student at the university of Uyinene Mrwetyana have been killed in the last month.
Of her rape and the murder and urged the women to join us to march in the streets of the major towns and cities, and to rally behind an online campaign called #AmINext to draw attention to the country’s high rate of gender-based violence.
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In a post on the royals’ Instagram account, called the death “a critical point for the future of women’s rights in South Africa”, and said that the visit was “personal” to Meghan.
Markle spoke with the Mrwetyana’s mother, the post said, adding that “the Duke and Duchess had, after what had happened, and, in the distance, and they were both eager to learn more when she arrived in South Africa.”
More than 100 rapes are reported each day in South Africa, and President Cyril Ramaphosa is calling the country “one of the most unsafe places in the world to be a woman.” He announced new emergency measures, and has promised to get tougher on the perpetrators, but in some women, tired of the years of these decisions have suggested that, in South Africa, to bring back the death penalty for the rapists.
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The extent of the problem, it is well-known. More than 2700 women-and more than 1,000 children have been killed in South Africa last year, the government said. One out of every five women over the age of 18 years of age have experienced physical violence by an intimate partner.
The Empowerment of women is one of the many problems that Markle and Prince Harry, with the emphasis on their first official tour as a family with their baby, Archie.
They have called attention to violence against women, while in the Nyganga on Monday.
My husband and I have been on the track, and what you have experienced here-like the best of what we can do from a distance,” she said. “But now that we are with you, and we can’t wait to learn and see first-hand the type of work you do, it is important that you have to do it, and that’s all that’s being done on the ground floor, there is an important change that you not only need, but deserve.”
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The 10-day, multi-country visit to follow up on the Saturday in front of Harry, with a meeting in Angola with the president of the south African nation.
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On Friday, Prince Harry is following in the footsteps of his late mother, Princess Diana, which is a walk through an active minefield in Angola in years ago and helped transform into a world-wide ban on the deadly weapons.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.