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Community news 16 Days of Activism kickstarted by peaceful march

16 Days of Activism kickstarted by peaceful march
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16 Days of Activism kickstarted by a peaceful march this morning from the Secunda Police station to the Traffic light close to the Fireplace roadhouse.

Several people took part in the march that was organised by members of the “Suid Afrikaanse Vroue Federasie” (SAVF)

The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children Campaign (16 Days Campaign) is a United Nations campaign which takes place annually from 25 November (International Day of No Violence against Women) to 10 December (International Human Rights Day). Other key commemorative days during this period include World Aids Day on the 1st December and the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, on 3 December of every year.

16 Days of Activism
Awareness group at the traffic light

Given the scourge of Gender-Based violence in the country, which is declared a national address, the government is implementing the Emergency Response Action Plan on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide, which was announced by President Cyril in September 2019.

https://youtu.be/lsHd2VfbmwU
The Bulletin speaking to the organisers of the event

Also read: Provincial Commissioner calls on community to assist police arrest violent gender based violence suspects

Play your part:

  • Reject and report abusers- Act and don’t look away!
  • Do not protect abusers, report them!
  • Sign the Pledge Against Gender-Based Violence. Do not engage in abusive activities and become an abuser- Stop the abuse.
  • Challenge and denounce cultural practices that perpetuate gender inequalities
  • Be sensitive and supportive to GBV victims – share helpful information and support causes near you.
  • Seek personal help to change harmful behaviours such as alcohol and substance abuse
  • Teach children the values of gender equality
  • Protect children from exposure to violence and harmful content on the internet and social media, including pornography, sexual solicitation
  • Develop policies that prevent and deal with gender-based violence in your sector, workplace and communities.
  • Organise targeted community outreach and dialogues on a solution towards a gender-equal society.

Read the Full Government article HERE

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