22 November 2012

South Africa: Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela Observes 16 Days of No Violence Against Women and Children in Lehurutshe, North West

Photo: Radio Okapi
File photo: The Sixteen Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign that runs annually from 25 November to 10 December is this year running under the banner "from peace in the home to peace in the world: Let's challenge militarism and end violence against women."

press release

Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela has appealed to organs of state to be considerate when dealing with victims of gender based violence to ensure that people do not suffer injustice.

Her office will be in Lehurutshe on Monday, 26 November 2012, to observe 16 Days of no violence against women and children.

The event is in line with the national 16 Days campaign and is held under the theme: "From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World. Let's challenge militarism and violence against women and children."

The Public Protector will also use the event to bring her office's services closer to the communities of Lehurutshe. She will be accompanied by investigators from her office to take complaints. People with complaints are urged to bring supporting documents to assist in the investigations.

The event will be held as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Time: 10h00

Venue: Lehurutshe Civic Centre, Lehurutshe, North West

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