"Our future plans include educating people and we want to do so now during the 16 days of activism. We want society to stop policing women's bodies to the gaze of patriarchy."
She hoped that motorists driving past and seeing their messages would take them seriously and spread the word about gender-based violence.
Tiego Khoza‚ the only man who joined the protest‚ said he was there to motivate men and to challenge them to become a voice against gender-based violence.
"I'm here to show people that there are men who are concerned about the abuse of women. My message for men is that we should respect women.
"When we have young boys we should teach them to respect women and treat women as their equals and not treat them as people who are their subordinates‚ there to cook and please them in bed."
Khoza said the justice system needed to defend and protect women.
"[The justice system] shouldn't protect the perpetrators‚ like they are doing in the Dros case. His identity is hidden from the public‚ on what basis?"
He said the group chose to protest outside the court because most cases of rape were heard there. "We are here because cases are brought here and we are going where it happens the most."
Klara Dreyer‚ a Pretoria resident who walked past the protesters‚ commended the protesters. "They are not obstructing traffic or screaming at anyone. They are just stating their opinion and I think that's important."
She said she was a strong believer that the clothes worn by women should not determine how they were treated by men.
"I think you should be able to wear what you want. I don't think that's supposed to make a person think I can treat you this way or do this to you‚" Dreyer said.