End the cycle of ABUSE

2018-11-27 06:00
The annual 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children campaign will run from November 25 to December 10.

The annual 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children campaign will run from November 25 to December 10.

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THE importance of keeping women and children safe in South Africa is an issue that should be attended to all year long and not only for 16 days.

Speaking ahead of the start of the annual 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children campaign, which runs from November 25 to December 10 each year, National Marketing and Communications Manager at Fidelity ADT Charnel Hattingh said that the safety of South Africa’s women and children is an important issue which should enjoy attention and focused action all year long, not just for 16 days at the end of the year.

“Crimes against our women and children should be rooted out and this 16 days campaign certainly has value in again focusing our attention. However, our focus should extend to cover all 12 months of the year. We can do this by following basic safety tips and making sure we share these tips with our loved ones, and talk about safe personal habits throughout the year,” said Hattingh.

The Hillcrest Aids Centre Trust CEO Candace Davidson couldn’t agree more with Hattingh, saying: “It’s a sad and unfortunate reality that gender-based violence is still so systemic and endemic within South African communities and it needs attention all year but also having a 16 day period CONTINUED TO PAGE 3

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