A study commissioned by the children’s rights organization found the long-term effects of emotional, physical and sexual abuse have direct impact on the country’s economy.
To commemorate the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign, Mitchell’s Plain Network Opposing Abuse held its annual inter-cultural White Prayer Day at the Beaconvale Frail Care community centre on Wednesday November 23.
The MEC for Community Safety, Dan Plato took the department’s 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children Campaign to Kewtown last Wednesday, November 23.
Six hundred people took to the streets of Kraaifontein on Thursday in support of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign, which was officially launched on Friday November 25.
Premier David Makhura and community safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane have been presented with statistics about the levels of violence children in South Africa experience.
“We must work together because the challenge we are facing is enormous. The figures are shocking. On this day we are saying NO to abuse and violence against children. Not under our watch,” Gauteng Premier David Makhura said.