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MEC to lead 16 Days march

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The march calls on all members of society to unite against the scourge of abuse facing women and children in our communities

THE NORTHERN Cape MEC for Transport, Safety and Liaison, Lebogang Motlhaping, will today take the lead in a march for the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign.

Department spokesperson, Keitumetse Moticoe, said the campaign is to highlight the scourge of women and child abuse.

“The march will unfold on the backdrop of 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign, as observed yearly from November 25 to December 10. The campaign seeks to heighten awareness on the negative impact of violence faced by women and children in society and encourages a permanent stand against all forms of abuse. The call to end violence against women and children is a global call that advocates for people to speak up and take a stand against all forms abuse,” said Moticoe.

She said that various organisations will join the march.

“Various community-based organisations and government organisations opposing the abuse of women and children, such as the Department of Justice, Rise Abafazi, Provincial Men’s Forum and Lifeline, will join the initiative.The march calls on all members of society to unite against the scourge of abuse facing women and children in our communities.

“Violence against women and children affects us all and let us heed the call to stand united against all forms of abuse and ensure our women and children have safe environments to live and thrive in.”

Moticoe said the march will commence from the Social Centre in Galeshewe.

– Benida Phillips