223pp., illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2020
Foreword by Justice Edwin Cameron.
In 2010 Andy Kawa was assaulted by several men on King’s Beach in Port Elizabeth. Her attackers were never caught. Kawa sued the police for failing to properly investigate the attack. Although Justice Sarah Sephton found police officers were "grossly negligent", the police appealed, and the Supreme Court ruled in their favour. Kawa has begun her appeal to the Constitutional Court.
"Andy has risen from a long dark tunnel of suffering with grace, Our country owes it to women like her to uproot the scourge of gender-based violence. We have to establish a criminal justice system worthy of the courage of survivors like Andy. This book is a must-read for those tempted to give up, to keep on the long walk to justice! Halala Andy!" Dr Mamphela Ramphele, former Vice-Chancellor at the University of Cape Town
"Every man who reads this book not only becomes a witness to what happens to women but also an accomplice...We all have to do more to protect women and children. " Dr John Kani, actor and author of the plays Nothing But the Truth and Missing
Businesswoman and human rights activist Andisiwe Kawa is a member of the Africa Leadership Initiative and the Aspen Global Leadership Network. She lives in Johannesburg.