Supporting the #16DaysOfActivism campaign

Photo: SAPS Facebook

The SAPS has rallied behind the #16DaysOfActivism campaign with the words “Report, tell – don’t look away”.

Every year, from 25 November, which is the International Day for the elimination of violence against women, to 10 December (Human Right Day), people are encouraged to speak out against gender-based violence.

The police said they wanted to mobilise society to end the cycle of violence against women, children and people with disabilities.

“Speak out against woman and child abuse,” the police said in a statement.

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They said they wanted to encourage victims of abuse to tell somebody to get the necessary assistance.

“Report any form of abuse to the police.”

Children were also encouraged to report bullying to school authorities, and communities to discourage this abusive behaviour.

“Seek help if you are emotionally, physically or sexually abusive to your partner and/or children, talk to friends, a relative and colleagues to take a stand against abuse of women and children.”

The police said they were calling on everyone to do their part and prevent violence against women, children and people with disabilities.

 

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Keitumetse Maako

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