Sunday, November 25, 2007

16 Days of No Violence Against Women and Children kicks off

By Marthe van der Wolf
25 November 2007

The 16 Days of No Violence Against Women and Children campaign is being launched nationwide today. The campaign kicked off in several provinces like the Western Cape.

In Cape Town, a couple of hundred people walked in a march from the Vangate Mall to the Athlone Stadium. Premier of the Western Cape Ebrahim Rasool joined the march as did about a hundred police officers.

In the other provinces, the kick off also starts with a march. The march has to highlight the plight of women and children in South Africa.

Minister of Safety and Security Charles Nqakula is expected to address a gathering in Bloemfontein where a group of men will participate in the ‘Million men’s march’.

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