Friday, November 11, 2011

16 Days of Activism

The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children is an international campaign.

It takes place every year from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) to 10 December (International Human Rights Day).

The period includes Universal Children’s Day and World AIDS Day.

During this time, the South African Government runs a 16 Days of Activism Campaign to make people aware of the negative impact of violence on women and children and to act against abuse.

We are firmly committed to leading a coordinated effort to sustain the campaign into the next decade.

Every year, government, civil-society organisations and the business sector work together to broaden the impact of the campaign.

By supporting this campaign, thousands of South Africans have also helped to increase awareness of abuse and strengthen support for victims and survivors of abuse.

What can you do?

Together let us take action to support the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children Campaign. Invite someone to join you at one of the meetings listed below and learn more about the subject.

• WiA in Cape Town – 26/11/2011 – The Fragrance of Freedom Campaign against Human Trafficking – 12noon with guests from Justice Acts SA.

Venue: 9 Buitenkant Street - CBC - Cape Town


Supported by: Sisterhood and V-Women, Cape Town

page1image49672By supporting this campaign, thousands of South Africans have also helped to increase awareness of abuse and strengthen support for victims and survivors of abuse

• Sisterhood and V-Women in JHB – 26/11/2011 – 25 Plein Street – (Portuguese Church) – 12 noon

• Sisterhood and V-Women in DBN – 26/11/2011 – 467 Smith Street – 12 noon

Words only will not bring much change, but deter
mination and action will make a great difference. Be part of the difference. Join us.

Marcia Pires

2 comments:

Phindile said...

Many women and children are still not aware of their rights on reporting abuse. I hope this campaign raises enough awareness to combat all forms of abuse. It’s sad that 1 in every 6 women in Gauteng are killed by their intimate partner. And most of these cases are not reported coz of fear of further violence

Busie said...

This will be a great event Mrs Marcia,and for sure we will reach many more young ladies who are walking in silence out there....

May God bless it more....

Busie