Raising awareness against abuse

2019-12-11 06:01
At the event were (from left) Koteli Kamohelo, Thembinkosi Sithole, Marsha Kalika and Dalindyebo Nkoliswa.PHOTO: supplied

At the event were (from left) Koteli Kamohelo, Thembinkosi Sithole, Marsha Kalika and Dalindyebo Nkoliswa.PHOTO: supplied

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THE KwaZulu-Natal Museum hosted children from the Lily of the Valley Orphanage as part of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign on Friday, November 29.

According to event organiser Marsha Kalika, the KZN Museum chief education officer – outreach: “The global campaign aims to raise awareness about the devastating impact of violence against women and children and celebrate the victories of human rights.”

She added that the 16 days will be commemorated until December 10 where awareness will be achieved through the displaying and distributing of white ribbons to people who visit the museum.

“White ribbons symbolise peace and a pledge against abusing women and children. The red ribbons were distributed over the weekend to commemorate World Aids Day,” said Kalika.

At the event, social worker Zinhle Ngcobo from Life Line presented a talk to the children on consent, intimidation, morals, different type of abuse and so forth.

“Reporting a case is of paramount importance. Whether you report it to an elder, a friend, or a teacher; it’s important to report abuse,” said Ngcobo, adding that if the person children report to does not offer assistance, they should go to the police and report the matter.

Amongst the guest speakers was also Dalindyebo Nkoliswa from the Community Media Trust, who delivered an address on HIV/Aids.

Nkoliswa highlighted that everyone is either infected or affected by HIV/Aids.

Before his address, Nkoliswa tested the children’s knowledge on the virus.

He asked them question that ranged from how the virus can be transmitted, symptoms, what Aids is and more.

He also stressed the importance of avoiding being infected, stressing that the virus is not only sexually transmitted.

“No cure exists for Aids, but strict adherence to antiretroviral regimens (ARVs) can dramatically slow the disease’s progress as well as prevent secondary infections and complications,” said Nkoliswa.


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