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Beating abuse one drumbeat at a time

Drumming campaign officials hope to stretch initiative to the rest of the country

16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children.

JOHANNESBURG - The drumming campaign said it hoped to stretch its initiative throughout the rest of the country soon.

The campaign held a drumming session on Monday in the Johannesburg CBD, where it invited the public to drum against women and children abuse.

The drumming campaign's Bobby Rodwell said there has been endless violence in the country, against women and children.

"The intention is to roll it out in public spaces, railway stations, taxi ranks… Wherever people gather," said Rodwell.

The national campaign against women and children abuse started on 25 November and ran until 10 December.

The theme for the 16 days of activism campaign was "Don't look away, act against abuse."

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe will close the campaign by launching the National Council Against Gender-Based Violence in the North West province.

The council will facilitate in the provision of help and response to victims and survivors of gender-based violence.