Successful end to 16 Days campaign

2016-12-15 06:02
PHOTO: supplied Participants with their placards outside the Scottburgh Mall.

PHOTO: supplied Participants with their placards outside the Scottburgh Mall.

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MEMBERS of the Scottburgh SAPS, together with members of the Scottburgh Community Policing Forum (CPF), GJ Crookes Hospital, the media, Umdoni Protection Services and the community marched from the Scottburgh Police Station to the Scottburgh Mall on Friday in support of the 16 Days of Activism campaign for No Violence Against Women and Children.

Participants carried banners, posters and placards with messages highlighting women and children’s rights while denouncing the abuses committed against them.

The theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism campaign was “Count Me In – Together, Moving A Non-Violent South Africa Forward”.

The campaign ended on Saturday. Scottburgh SAPS set up a gazebo and SAPS branding near the entrance to the Scottburgh mall and among those who gave talks in support of the campaign and against crime in general and the abuse of women and children in particular, were Sergeant Topsie Khwela of the Scottburgh SAPS Social Crime Prevention unit and Sister Skhosana of the G.J Crookes Hospital Rape Crisis Centre.

Crime awareness pamphlets were then distributed to motorists and shoppers who visited the mall.

“The campaign was a huge success in terms of raising awareness and calling for an end to the abuse of vulnerable women and children,” said police spokesperson Captain Vincent Pandarum.

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