Campaign to honour SA men

2019-11-13 06:01

The change of manhood in South Africa will be in the spotlight through a campaign undertaken to honour men. The drive to honour South African men will be from 16 to 30 November.

The Growing Up Without A Father South African Foundation (GWFSAF), Carling Black Label and Old Mutual announced they have teamed up to spearhead the initiative to honour South African men in November. This coincides with International Men’s Day on 19 November.

The three entities will unite support behind the #NoExcuse Campaign Against Gender Based Violence, an impactful drive initiated by Carling with the objective to curb gender-based violence and eradicate this epidemic.

In line with honouring men, the three stakeholders will on 16 November hold a dialogue to give men the platform to reflect on the various challenges which men encounter daily. Furthermore, the gathering will highlight the use of strength positively by men in an effort to eradicate gender-based violence under the #NoExcuse-campaign. The movement address will be supported by Craig Wilkinson of Father A Nation, launching a guide for men to live by titled The Six Pack of Champion Virtues.

This book is aimed at providing men with guidance as they endeavour to make a positive move forward in preventing gender-based violence.

“Men will be urged to pledge their commitment to fighting gender-based violence and the growing violence against women, girls and children to create a new order of champion men in South Africa,” said Charley Pieterson, founder of GWFSAF.

Research by the Campaign Against Living Miserably, has revealed that 76% of suicides are committed by men, 1 in 2 will develop cancer, men on average have a life expectancy that is five years less than that of women. Furthermore, stats indicate that men tend to ignore important issues around insurance and making provision for their dependants. These statistics prove that apart from the lack of awareness created around emotional, financial and psychological issues men face, they need a place where they can be sensitised to handle these challenges. Registration is R360 per person.

Call Charley Petersen on 083-388-7977 or send an email to info@­growingupwithafather.org.za.

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