16 Days of Activism

 
​16 Days will be followed by positive action
​16 Days will be followed by positive action
GENDERDéjà vu. It’s a familiar sensation at this time of year, as we wade through the gruesome statistics on gender violence in readiness...
#16DaysOfActivism: 5 ways Parliament screwed up debate on women and children's rights
#16DaysOfActivism: 5 ways Parliament screwed up debate on women and children's rights
During a debate on 16 Days of Activism, members of Parliament were meant to prioritise women and children’s rights in a joint sitting at the...
Bullying is not a rite of passage
Bullying is not a rite of passage
Nelson Mandela once said: “I cannot forget but I can forgive.” Thus he laid the foundation for the birth of democracy in South Africa. But for...
A new kind of fatherhood can prevent violence
A new kind of fatherhood can prevent violence
I heard a familiar complaint from a new father recently: “My baby’s asleep when I leave in the morning and by the time I get home, he’s...
Cut the rhetoric and act against gender-based violence
Cut the rhetoric and act against gender-based violence
November 25 marked the beginning of the 16 Days of No Violence Against Women campaign. Since 1991 it has been used as a global organising strategy...
Say what? Presidency celebrates 16 years of 'raising gender-based violence'
Say what? Presidency celebrates 16 years of 'raising gender-based violence'
A curious press statement was sent out by the South African presidency yesterday. It announced the usual launch of South Africa’s "16 Days of...
Letters to the editor: December 6 2013
Letters to the editor: December 6 2013
And so the 16 Days of Violence Against Women bangs round again ... oops! Forgive the Freudian slip, but here in Glenwood this seems to be more the...
Comment: 16 Days of What?
Comment: 16 Days of What?
Last week marked the start of the annual United Nations campaign for 16 days of activism for no violence against women and children. 
Gender violence knows no divide, says Zuma
Gender violence knows no divide, says Zuma
Violence and abuse against women and children knows no class, race, or geographic divide, President Jacob Zuma said on Monday.
Motlanthe urges men to not just talk against violence
Motlanthe urges men to not just talk against violence
"[I hope men] will take it upon themselves ... not to just talk against violence, but to do something concrete and positive in their communities...
Mngxitama: Time to rethink the root causes of violence
Mngxitama: Time to rethink the root causes of violence
 Violence against women and children shows very little sign of abating, despite massive investment in awareness programmes. What is needed is a...
16 Days of Activism: Paying lip service to abuse
16 Days of Activism: Paying lip service to abuse
 I'm sitting in my home in Diepkloof with my girlfriends Rachel and Lebo and we're asking ourselves: Have we made progress on this issue...

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