Educating the youth on abuse

2018-11-29 06:00
16 Days of no violence against women and children was launched in SamoraPHOTO: siyabonga kalipa

16 Days of no violence against women and children was launched in SamoraPHOTO: siyabonga kalipa

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An organisation, called Crafting Nests Holistic Community Development, held its launch for the 16 days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign in Samora on Saturday. The launch focussed on the importance of the campaign and offered tips on how to identify someone who is being abused.

Abuse survivor Luleka Majiki shared her story of how she got out of an abusive relationship. The 36-year-old said it is important for her to share her experience with other young people.

“I went through the abuse early this year and I managed to break free from the relationship,” she said.

“I always like sharing what happened to me with other people and it makes me feel lighter every time I talk about it.”

Majiki said talking to young girls is her way of empowering them so they will know when they are being abused and what to do when it happens.

“I empower everyone when I talk of my experience because no one invites abuse. I just want them to be wise when it is happening to them or if they are seeing it happen to someone else,” she said.

Mawande Galela, who attended the event, said it was important for him to attend the event.

He said it opened his eyes.

He said he was touched by listening to Majiki as he realised that abuse is happening­.

“I would encourage more men to attend such events so they can see the bad impact abuse has on women,” he said.

Founder of the organisation Aphiwe Mzondi said they dealt with a range of social issues.

She said they decided to do the launch to create abuse awareness around the community of Samora.

Mzondi said they focused on young people so they can educate them about abuse.

She added that it was the first time they held this event and they hope to have it every year.

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