‘The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children is an international awareness-raising campaign. It takes place every year from 25 November. South Africa adopted the campaign in 1998 as one of the intervention strategies towards creating a society free of violence. The campaign continues to raise awareness amongst South Africans about the negative impact of violence against women and children (VAW&C) on all members of the community.’
“Count me in: Together moving a non-violent South Africa forward.”
The objectives of the campaign are, but are not limited to:
- Combine technology, social media, the arts, journalism, religion, culture and customs, business and activism to draw attention to the many ways VAW&C affects the lives of all people in all communities around the world.
- Ensure mass mobilisation of all communities to promote collective responsibility in the fight to eradicate violence against women and children.
It is in line with these objectives that The Ekurhuleni Department of Health , in partnership with SexUcation and The Aurum Institute, present: Walk In Her Shoes. This a walk/march to raise awareness about the abuse of vulnerable women and children.
We figuratively and realistically ask that you ‘Walk In Her Shoes’ to empathise and understand the tribulations that survivors of abuse are faced with on a daily basis. In an addition to speeches by prominent stakeholders, there will be a 3 KM walk around one of the most infamous areas in Tembisa and testing services will be available on the day.
PXY supports this initiative and would like to extend an invitation to all!