Xingwana to Launch 16 Days Campaign for No Violence against Women and Children

The Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Ms Lulu Xingwana in partnership with the National Religious Council will address different faiths on the Bill of responsibilities as part of the 16 days campaign of No Violence Against Women and Children under the theme “Vikela Mzansi – Kwanele!: Communities United in preventing violence against women and children”. The Program is scheduled to take place from 29th November to 01 December.

The details are as follows:

· Friday, 29 November Muslim faith , Mayfair, Gauteng-12h30

· Friday , 29 November 2013,Jewish faith , Glen Hazel, Killarney ( Next Balfour Park)- 17h00

· Saturday ,30 November 2013, Hindu faith, Erasmia, Laudium-10h00

· Sunday, 01 December Christian Faith, Gauteng at Rhema Church , Randburg- 10h30

The 16 Days Activism Campaign on No Violence against Women is an annual awareness raising campaign observed globally.The campaign runs from 25 November to 10 December 2013.

The objectives for the 2013 Campaign is to:

· Strengthen partnerships and collaboration with NGOs and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) – including those that target and involve men and boys for prevention and rehabilitation — faith-based organizations, traditional leadership and healers as well as the business sector in crafting a coordination

· Rally partners the strengthen the pillars of the 365 Days National Action Plan – especially the prevention pillar;

· Encourage community involvement in initiatives to combat crimes against women and children; and

· Communicate government’s substantive programmes and priority actions towards ending women and child abuse.

LuluXingwanaMinister Xingwana will deliver the keynote address.

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