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CAPE TOWN: Meghan Markle plans to speak out about violence against women when she visits South Africa next week, according to a new report.
The Duchess of Sussex, 38, will raise the issue soon after she arrives in Cape Town with Prince Harry and the couple’s 5-month-old son on Monday, The Sun reported.
“It would be strange for them not to address it in the current climate given how much of their official program, particularly the duchess’s, is about women and women’s issues,” a source told the British tabloid. “But it will, of course, be done respectfully.”
The move comes after the country experienced its most violent month for crimes against women in history in August. Mass protests broke out after 19-year-old Uyinene Mrwetyana was raped and beaten to death by a post office employee.
The palace confirmed the royal couple will address the issue on their 10-day tour.
“Harry and Meghan will begin their tour in a township in Cape Town where the royals will view a workshop that teaches children about their rights, self-awareness and safety and which provides self-defense classes and female empowerment training to young girls in the community,” according to a statement.