Life on the streets: “I was drinking when I saw a man push a woman, trying to get her to leave. I stood up for her and told him not to do that to her and that she was a grown woman, she can do what she wants to do. That’s when he hit me,” he told me. He now has two black eyes and stitches above his right eye.
Desmond Mpilo Tutu stated, “It is by standing up for the rights of girls and women that we truly measure up as men.”
Bishop Tutu is a South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. Apartheid was a system of racial segregation in South Africa enforced through legislation by the National Party (NP), the governing party from 1948 to 1994.