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Opening Ceremony of the 16 Days of Activism Campaign

Speech - Opening Ceremony of the 16 Days of Activism Campaign
Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Ms Lulu Xingwana and the Acting Premier of the Northern Cape, Ms Grizelda Cjiekella, will lead the official opening ceremony of the Sixteen Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children, which will be held on the 25th of November in Kimberly, Northern Cape.


The theme for this year is: "From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let's Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women!" As a sub-theme, South Africa will also focus on the theme for the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW): "Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and children". The campaign strapline remains: Don't Look Away - Act Against Abuse". This year marks the 13th anniversary of the campaign.

The following organisations will deliver messages and support and commitment: Progressive Women's Movement of South Africa, People Opposed to Women Abuse, Childline, UN Women and the Disabled People of South Africa. There will also be a survivor of gender-based violence.

The opening ceremony will be held as follows:

: Sunday, 25 November 2012
Venue: Mittah Seperepere Convention Centres; Kimberley, Northern Cape
Time: 10:00 - 13:00

The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children is a United Nations campaign which is observed annually from the 25th of November (International Day of No Violence against Women) to the 10th of December (International Human Rights Day).

The department believes that the success of the 16 Days of Activism campaign is dependent on the partnership between government and various sectors of society.

Issued by the Department of Women, Children and People with Disabilities

Enquiries: Cornelius Tanana Monama
Tel: 012 325 0208 \ 082 578 4063


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