Stakeholders from City of Johannesburg Region C are set to embrace 16 days of activism to continue fighting against Gender Based Violence (GBV).
This was revealed on 12 November when stakeholders from Cosmo City, Diepsloot, and Zandspruit met at Multipurpose alongside government officials to discuss Gender based issues.
Sixteen Days of Activism against Gender based Violence is an international campaign to oppose violence against women and children. The campaign runs every year from 25 November to 10 December.
The Region C stakeholders want to achieve sexual orientation for men and women by building a crime free society, said Stephinah Boshielo of Cosmo Women’s Forum.
“We want to educate and empower the community,” she said. “We aim to do that irrespective of background, culture, religion, nationality, gender, education on the moral ethics to ensure South Africa is a harmonious country to live in.”
With the stakeholders aiming to officially kick start their campaign on 27 November, they want to comply with constitutional rights, according to Boshielo.
“We also want to instill a diverse culture in the community,” Boshielo said. “As we fight against Gender based violence we want to promote a culture that dignifies every single citizen aligned with the constitution. We want to get rid of discrimination by making sure we exercise respect when dealing with the poor and the vulnerable.”