Teachers call for 365 days against abuse

2013-08-04 17:19

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Delmas - Some school teachers in Mpumalanga have called on the government to extend the 16 Days of Activism For No Violence Against Women and Children campaign to a full 365 days a year.

The teachers, who fall under the Delmas school circuit, believe that a daily campaign will go a long way in fight the scourge against the abuse of women and children.

"We believe that if the plight of abuse is highlighted the whole year, there will be an impact on the lives of women and children and the incidences of abuse will be reduced," said the Delmas circuit manager Rachel Ngwenya.

Ngwenya delivered the message on behalf of the teachers when provincial community safety, security and liaison MEC Vusi Shongwe visited Sizofunda Primary School in Sundra to deliver school uniforms.

The MEC told the teachers that the department is committed to eradicating all sorts of contact crimes in all communities, stating that the 16 Days campaign has become part and parcel of the department’s drive to fight crime on a daily basis.

"The department has various gender-based violence projects that are implemented in conjunction with various stakeholders throughout the year."

"We call on educators and pupils at the school to continue taking education seriously as it assists in eradicating various social ills that lead to criminal behaviour," said Shongwe.

"I warn those who abuse women and children to stop because the criminal and justice processes will ensure that they are not shown any mercy."

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