His statements are directly related to what he is reading in the newspapers, every day, so he was reading specific facts or incidents of violence perpetrated by men and then that would not be generalizing. Although I am not sure why men in power can't change policies and only women can, he does not explain that thought.
Okay, I get it now. He was reading the newspapers in South Africa daily and is directing his thoughts to South African young people to empower women there to help change (probably archaic) policies there.
I have no doubt the violence there against women is unimaginable. Let's put this thread in the correct context.