16 Days of Activism gets underway

2018-12-07 06:00
Motivational speaker and television presenter Shaik Phiri.PHOTO: siphelele nketo

Motivational speaker and television presenter Shaik Phiri.PHOTO: siphelele nketo

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THE 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children officially began on Sunday, November 25 and will continue until December 10, with several campaigns taking place around South Africa.

This year, they are using the hashtag #HearMeToo.

The campaign was adopted in 1998 as one of the intervention strategies towards creating a society with no violence.

Local motivational speaker and television presenter Shaik Phiri has called for men to give love to women and children. He condemned people who kill women, saying they are destroying the entire world.

He reiterated that women and children need to be protected.

“Government must be strict with people who victimise and rape women and children.

“Victims of abuse must not been intimidated in courts,” he said.

In his spare time, Phiri offers counselling to prisoners in local correctional facilities and visits orphanages to give love to children.

As part of the 16 Days campaign, Phiri said he will be educating communities to stop the abuse of women and children.

Greater Kokstad Municipal spokeswoman Nthabeleng Matshoba said there will be many events held as part of the campaign.

Details of different campaigns will be released in local media.

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