16 Days of Activism

Collaboration is Crucial to Address GBV and Disability

In April 2012, a cellphone video of a teenager with an intellectual disability being gang raped by men and boys from her community in Soweto went viral. Authorities had no choice but to attend to the 17-year-old’s ordeal, so too, South Africans had to acknowledge the violence that so many women and girls with disabilities face on a daily basis.

Time for Action to End GBV

I recently attended a gender-based violence (GBV) meeting convened by the United Nations Economic Commission on Africa (UNECA) in Zambia, where I presented Gender Links’ (GL) research findings on violence against women. I listened to comments from the floor with growing anxiety. One male participant kept alluding to the violence that men experience at the hands of their female partners. But, let us face it: this is about proportion and need. The time for political correctness and endless discussions about how to address GBV is over.
 

It is in Our Hands

Mark the dates: 24 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Children) through to International Human Rights Day on 10 December. In total: 16 Days! Imagine if, but if for only 16 days, there would have been no rape, no child abuse, no sexual harassment and no emotional abuse. Within the South African context, 16 Days of Activism has been declared against this scourge, which is hastingly eroding our very social fabric.

NGO Services

NGO Services

NGO Events

S M T W T F S
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
 
29
 
30
 
Subscribe to RSS - 16 Days of Activism