Join Sisters with Blisters and make a stand against the abuse of women and children

By admin
23 October 2013

Thousands will unite on 23 November for the eighth annual Sisters with Blisters walk that will take place in Johannesburg.

The Sisters with Blisters walk aims to raise awareness of violence done to the most vulnerable members of society.

Passionate people will join forces in a unified stand against gender-based violence; an unacceptable occurrence that’s all too common in South Africa. Each year, the walk attracts more than 5 000 participants.

Zelda la Grange, a patron of the 1st for Women Insurance Trust, says, “South Africans need to stop speaking about abuse and start doing something about it, start taking action.” This event represents a united force against the injustice that is a reality for many South Africans every day.

The event marks the start of the 16 days of activism for no violence against women and children campaign.

Through its activism against the violation of human rights Sisters with Blisters has raised more than R2 million during the past eight years. The money raised has been contributed toward organisations that make an active and practical difference to the lives of those affected by abuse.

This year, all proceeds of Sisters with Blisters will go to Women and Men against Child Abuse and the Sonke Gender Justice Network.

Join in and get your walking shoes ready. Get fit and make a difference.

The rape, torture and abuse of women’s bodies isn’t something that just happens to other people. Stand up against the exploitation suffered by our sisters, mothers, children, aunts, cousins, grandmothers and friends.

The event, which is sponsored by 1st for Women Insurance and Jacaranda FM, will take place on 23 November at the Blue Hills Country & Equestrian Estate in Kyalami, Gauteng.

To register go to sisterswithblisters.co.za.

Faiza Mallick (@MsFaiza)

Source: Sisters with Blisters press release

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