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Govt partners with Chapter 9 institution against women abuse

The Women’s Department is set to launch the 16 Days of Activism campaign in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday.

Minister of Women in the Presidency Bathabile Dlamini. Picture: GCIS

JOHANNESBURG - Government has announced it’s partnered with Chapter 9 institutions and civil society groups to mobilise activism against gender-based violence.

The Women’s Department is set to launch the 16 Days of Activism campaign in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday.

Minister responsible for women Bathabile Dlamini has held a briefing in Pretoria, outlining events that will be held across the country.

Dlamini says the events will focus on various problems facing women in all sectors of society.

“We call upon all South Africans to heed the United Nations’ theme, which is #HearMeToo, by breaking all forms of silence against all manners of abuse and violence against women. The #HearMeToo symbolises a collective appeal to society to hear women’s pain and demands against gender violence.”

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