‘We want men to lead the 16 days campaign’, says MEC Mazibuko

The annual campaign of 16 days of activism of no violence against women and children, which aims to raise awareness of gender-based violence in the country, will begin next week.

Gauteng Community Safety MEC Faith Mazibuko. Picture: @FaithMazibukoSA/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng community safety MEC Faith Mazibuko says this year's 16 days of activism of no violence against women and children will have an increased focus on men.

The annual campaign which aims to raise awareness of gender-based violence in the country will begin next week.

The Gauteng government has launched several plans across the province for the campaign.

Mazibuko says the public meeting will mobilise South African men to find practical solutions to break the cycle of abuse.

“We all know that men are the majority of the perpetrators, and they are the ones who must help us to fight the scourge. It can’t be right that all the time we are talking to ourselves as women. We want men to lead this campaign.”