Let the counting begin – 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children

By | November 26, 2017

Acting Premier of KwaZulu-Natal, Sihle Zikhlala, accompanied by Member of Parliament and former African Union Commission Chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and KZN MECs Mxolisi Kaunda, Weziwe Thusi and Ravi Pillay launched the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children. Also in attendance was Harry Gwala Mayor, Cllr. Mluleki Ndobe.
The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children campaign has been launched and it is expected to last from 25 November to 10 December 2017. This year’s campaign is held under the theme: “Count Me In: Together Moving a Non-Violent South Africa Forward”.

It is important that the 16 Days Campaign is not viewed as a stand-alone event. It is another leg of the #356Days of Activism Campaign and #CountMeIn, which aims to mobilise members of society, especially men to join hands with government in the fight to curb Violence Against Women.

A parade was conducted in central Ixopo preceded the official launch of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children. Here women are dressed in traditional attire

 

Acting KZN Premier, Sihle Zikhalala accompanied by KZN MEC’s Mxolisi Kaunda, Weziwe Thusi, the Harry Gwala Mayor, Mluleki Ndobe and other stakeholders carrying placards with messages of support against violence towards women and children.
A youth band preceded Acting Premier, Sihle Zikhalala and other dignitaries during the parade. Motorcyclists joined in the parade in support of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children 

What do you think about the launch of 16 days of the fight against violence against women? Do you think it is a fight that will bring results?