“My fellow men, let’s keep our valuables in our trousers and use them for the good of humanity. Yes, I mean our wallets.”
These are the words of Ronny Rammutla, co-founder of Men Against Prostitution and Trafficking of Women (MAPTOW), which advocates for the Equality Model. He was urging men to forge a united front against ‘sexpreneurs’ by signing the Coalition of Abolition of Prostitution in Africa (CAPA) Charter during Women’s Month in August.
Ronny co-founded MAPTOW in early 2018 along with Jeremy Routledge, deputy director of Embrace Dignity. MAPTOW is a founder signatory to the CAPA Charter, launched in Cape Town in June 2019.
“No nation can be free until its women are free,” he adds. “South African women and girl-children are still trapped in poverty, and prostitution will never be a sustainable or life-affirming solution to this poverty. Prostitution is in fact a form of oppression in itself,” says Ronny