“16 Days of Activism : No Violence Against Women & Children”

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Five days into South Africa’s “16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children” and I have become acutely aware, almost hyper sensitive of the mounting cases of violence against women and children.

This international awareness-raising campaign takes place every year from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) to 10 December (International Human Rights Day).

South Africa adopted the campaign in 1998 with the aim of creating a safer society devoid of violence. Awareness is to be raised amongst South Africans about the about the plight of women and children who have been violated and abused. The motto is : “Count me in : Together moving to a non-violent South Africa forward.”

South Africans are advised to :

  • Wear a white ribbon (a symbol of peace and commitment) during the 16-day period.
  • Participate in the event…

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