It is a WORLDWIDE Campaign to OPPOSE VIOLENCE against WOMEN and CHILDREN.
It aims to raise awareness of the NEGATIVE impact that VIOLENCE and ABUSE have on WOMEN and CHILDREN and to RID society of ABUSE PERMANENTLY
When Does the Campaign Take Place?
The 16 Days of Activism Campaign is held from 25 November to 10 December every year
However, the success of this campaign rests on our daily individual and collective actions to safeguard our society against this cycle of abuse
What Are Some of The Causes Of Violence Against Women And Children?
It stems from the low status of women in the home and in society
It happens when men abuse POWER and positions of authority in order to CONTROL women and children
What Is Abuse?
Any form of behaviour that causes:
A person to do things against their will
EXAMPLES OF ABUSE:
Do you know that Parliament has passed laws to protect the rights of individuals against abuse?
The Domestic Violence Act of 1998
The Children's Act of 2005
The Maintenance Act of 1998
The Promotion of Equity and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act of 2000
The Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters Act) Amendment Act of 2007
DON'T BE A VICTIM!
Break the Cycle Of Violence
Break the Silence
Know Your Rights
Act Against Abuse
Do Not Look Away!
KEY DATES TO OBSERVE IN THIS PERIOD:
25 November: International Day of No Violence Against Women
29 November: International Women Human Rights Defenders Day
1 December: World Aids Day
3 December: International Day for the Disabled
10 December: International Human Rights Day