A FUND-RAISING dinner, to benefit abused women, is to be held to intensify an awareness campaign that coincides with 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children, which starts on 25 November and runs until 10 December.
Starting from 6.30pm, the dinner, called “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes”, and hosted by Nubia Communications, will take place on 5 December at Chariots in Scottsville. Entrance is R280, which includes a three-course meal.
Event organiser Linda Mtshali said Walk a Mile in Her Shoes stems from her own experience when she lost her young sister to abuse. She referred to the incident as a “fatal outcome that has left scars forever”.
“Wounds heal, but scars remain forever. Every day behind closed doors in every race, religion and culture, women and children experience abuse, abuse from their so-called loved ones.
“The silence from victims is loud and their silent cries for help, deafening,” said Mtshali.
She said the fund-raiser aims to create awareness about domestic abuse.
“Funds raised will be donated to a women’s shelter for abused women. These shelters provide many services and are always seeking help in terms of funding as their running costs are high. Their have rent, electricity and food, among other needs, to pay for. They also render counselling, which counsellors do voluntarily.”
She asked dinner guests to bring a toy, which will be donated to an abused children’s shelter as well as children orphaned by Aids because 1 December is World Aids Day.
The event is a black-tie affair and Mtshali can be contacted on 073 578 2495 for more information. – Supplied.