5 December 2017

South Africa: Police Join Hands in the Fight Against Gender Based Violence

press release

The Police in Ohrigstad outside Groblersdal have joined hands with members of Maepa Village embarking on a 16 Days of Activism for no violence against women and children Campaign at Ngwanatsela Crèche.

The campaign was conducted by the Police was in partnership with the CPF, DSD, Home Based Care and Pastors Forum where safety tips pamphlets for festive season were also distributed.

The Communication officer, Sgt Kholofelo Phokane addressed the audience under the theme "count me in- together moving a non-violent South Africa forward" basically tackling the following:

-to encourage South Africans to be active participants in the fight to eradicate violence against women and children.

-to ensure mass mobilisation of all communities to promote collective responsibility in the fight to eradicate violence against women and children.

-to encourage society to acknowledge that violence against women and children is NOT a Government or Criminal Justice system problem, but a societal problem.

-to emphasize the fact that the solution to this problem lies with all of us.

In his closing remarks, he urged everyone to be vigilant especially the women's of stockvel money during this festive seasons where he advised them to refrain from withdrawing money in bulks at the bank but instead they must opt for an electronic money transfer with the banks of their choice.

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