16 Days of Activism starts!

16 Days of ActivismThe theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children Campaign is ‘Count me in’.

Each year South Africans take a stand against violence towards women and children from 25 November – 10 December. The campaign was launched by President Jacob Zuma in Reiger Park on 25 November. This community was chosen specifically after 2 young boys from the area died violently.

The Department of Women is hosting dialogues on a National and Provincial level to eradicate the prevalence of this ‘disease’ in South Africa. These dialogues will involve ‘multidisciplinary and inter-departmental teams’ and will allow everyone to take part in identifying methods of eradicating violence against women and children.

Take a stand against the abuse of women and children! If you are being abused or know of someone who is, contact the applicable institution at the below contact details:

Helplines for abused people:

  • Gender-based Violence Helpline: 0800 428 428 or *120*7867 from any cellphone
  • Childline: 0800 055 555
  • SAPS Crime Stop: 08600 10111
  • Aids Helpline: 0800 012 322 or 011 725 6710

Helplines for abusers who want to stop their behaviour:

  • Gender-based Violence Helpline: 0800 428 428 or *120*7867 from any cellphone
  • Stop Gender-based Violence Helpline: 0800 003 081
  • Suicide Helpline: 0800 567 567

Let’s all imagine a society where children can be children and women are respected.

 

 

Saskia Meintjes

Hyperactive, extremely realistic and addicted to reading can best describe me. Life is all about the good memories and sitting around will not create them.

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