Child activists say 16 Days of Activism impact is short-lived

The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign, started earlier this week.

The logo for this year's 16 Days of activism for no violence against women and children. Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - The Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children says while the 16 Days of Activism Campaign is of great importance, its impact is short lived.

The annual 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign, started earlier this week.

The Justice Department revealed the Western Cape has the highest number of domestic violence cases in the country.

The department also said on average, courts in the province receive at least 10 thousand interim protection order applications a month.

The Saartjie Baartman Centre's Shaheema Mcleod said, "What's needs to really happen is that we see the inclusion of lots of education and awareness and prevention work within the schooling system to educate, particularly the young leaners around how violence impacts their lives, who they can turn to and the signs to look out for."