The Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Revd Dr Thabo Makgoba, will lead a 1000 men's Procession of Witness to kick-start the 16 Days of Activism for no violence against women and children.
Details of the processions of witness are as follows:
Date: 25 November 2012
Where: from Keizersgracht Square to St Georges Cathedral, Cape Town
Through joining this act of public witness, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba is underlining his wholehearted backing for the annual, government-supported, campaign for 16 Days of Activism for no violence women and children.
The international theme for 2012 is From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let's Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women. Archbishop Thabo is firmly committed to increasing awareness around abuse and to developing effective support for victims and survivors of abuse.
Archbishop Thabo Makgoba invites men, women and young people, and representatives of business, government, NGOs, religious leaders and member of the media to join him in the procession of witness. The Anglican Church of Southern Africa recognises that not all men are abusers, and therefore warmly invites these men to stand up and be counted, and to join in sending a strong message to abusers out there, saying 'Not in our name.'
The Procession of Witness will be followed by a service at St George's Cathedral to celebrate the Anglican Church of Southern Africa's Anglicans ACT Vision. The Procession of Witness highlights two of the eight priority areas of the Vision namely; Women and Gender and The Protection and Nurturing of Children and Young People.