THE IMPORTANCE of a collective fight against gender-based violence (GBV) was highlighted during a march by the Postmasburg police, in partnership with the Community Policing Forum (CPF) and some of the newly elected mayoral committee members as well as taxi associations.
The march took place on Wednesday.
Police spokesperson Nomvuyo Makoloi said the dignitaries emphasised the vital role that all community members play in the fight against GBV.
“Among the messages emphasised by the team was that men need to be more affectionate and not aggressive in all forms of relationships. Parents were also motivated to express love and affection to their children. Women and young girls were encouraged to never keep quiet about any form of abuse. The community were urged to never accept gender-based violence as a daily or normal occurrence in society. They were advised to report any form of violence immediately in order for it to be prevented and rooted out,” said Makoloi.
She added that a pledge against GBV was signed by all stakeholders.