16 Days of Activism Campaign begins in WC

The annual campaign aims to encourage victims of abuse to speak out.

FILE: A demonstrator at the official Launch of the 16 Days of Activism for no Vilolence Against Women and Children Campaign in Kimberley. Picture: GCIS.

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape Community Safety Department on Monday launched the 16 Days of Activism Campaign for No Violence against Women and Children in Heinz Park, Philippi.

The annual campaign aims to encourage victims of abuse to speak out.

The department's Ewald Botha says: “The municipalities and department will once again take the campaign to the streets, encouraging those who are suffering from abuse to take a stand and support police in the area and the rest of the community in speaking out.”

The internationally observed awareness campaign is officially observed between 25 November and 10 December.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)