“THE 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence campaign is a time to galvanise action to end violence against women and girls in uMshwathi,” said the Mayor of uMshwathi, Siphindile Mbhele last week.To highlight this issue, the uMshwathi community organised a march and submitted a memorandum of grievances to Wartburg Police Station Commander, Mr Zondi and Cramond Police Station Commander MS Morman. Campaign strongly emphasised the need to put an end to all kinds of violence that prevails at uMshwathi.The march ended at Thokozani Community Hall in Ward 1 where residents were advised how to prevent women and children being abused. The issue of HIV/Aids was not left out as the Department of Health advised community members on preventative measures of HIV/Aids and encouraged the use of condoms. A list of organisations to be contacted by any individual who is the victim of abuse: • SAPS Crime Stop - 08600 10111.• Gender-Based Violence Command Centre - 0800 428428..• Stop Gender Violence Helpline - 0800 150 150 or *120*7867# from any cell phone.• Childline - report child abuse - 0800 055 555.• Elderly people helpline 0800 003 081. - Sibusiso Mkhithi.