16 Days of activism embraced in Zandspruit

Gauteng MEC for Community Safety Faith Nonhlanhla Mazibuko recently visited Zandspruit community and engaged with residents in an awareness campaign as part of 16 Days of Activism.

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence (GBV) is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the international day for the elimination of violence against women, and runs until December 10, International Human Rights Day.

The escalating GBV cases reported in Honeydew Police station encouraged the MEC to visit the community, said the newly elected Ward 114 Councillor David Mangena.

“It was a good thing to see the MEC coming to our community to embrace 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. With the rising cases of GBV that we experience in the community, it is necessary to create a safe environment.”

 It is everyone’s obligation to combat GBV and without everyone playing their part, the fight against GBV cannot be successful, Cllr Mangena said. he added that the efforts should exceed the 16 Days of Activism and head towards a full year.

“Fighting against GBV should be done every day,” he said. “Our aim is to bring culture of unity and educate community members on how to treat each other. We need to build a crime free community whereby men show love and respect to their female counterparts.”

I want to express my gratitude to the Community Policing Forum (CPF) sectors 3 and 4.

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