Meghan Markle speaks of ‘gender violence’ when she arrives in South Africa on Monday for the royal tour.
The Duchess of Sussex, 38, plans to address the problem with Prince Harry within hours of arriving in Cape Town.
The royal couple visits an impoverished congregation on the first morning of their 10-day visit to Africa, after a series of murders of women in South Africa.
National protests have been held in the country in recent weeks after death.
One of the victims was the 19-year-old student Uyinene Mrwetyana, who was raped and then beaten to death with some scales from a post office.
According to the World Health Organization, the number of women killed is five times the global average.
While members of the royal family usually tend not to get involved in the politics of the countries they visit, sources claim that the Sussex people speak out about the violence.
A source told the Daily Mail: “It would be strange for them not to tackle this in the current climate, given that many of their official programs, especially those of the duchess, concern women and women.
“But of course it will be done with respect.”
The palace confirmed: “Harry and Meghan will start their tour in a township in Cape Town, where the royal family will watch a workshop that teaches children about their rights, self-awareness and safety and which offers self-defense lessons and training for female empowerment to young girls in the community. . “
Buckingham Palace revealed that the parents would fly with baby Archie to Cape Town on September 23.
And after a number of public appearances, mother Meghan (38) is expected to stay at Archie in Johannesburg, while Prince Harry goes to Botswana, Angola and Malawi.
According to a royal source, Meghan and Harry “hope” to give fans a glimpse of their son during the tour, but baby Archie is not included in the official schedule. As part of the tour, Prince Harry, 35, also meets a British military unit working with local rangers to combat the threat of illegal wildlife trade in Malawi.
The new father will also make an “important and moving” trip to Angola to see the legacy of his mother Princess Diana, who has helped raise awareness of the threat of landmines in 1997.
The palace said that although Prince Harry would like to “support young people in Africa to reach their potential,” Ms. Meghan would also “work with organizations to promote education, health, entrepreneurship and leadership for women.”
The couple is also expected to meet with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mrs. Tutu at their old foundation.
They will also speak to Grace Machel, the widow of the late President Nelson Mandela, before the tour ends on October 2.