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Stand up against gender-based violence

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Violence in our society is often the symptom of deeper social problems. Together, we need to stand up against violence especially against women and children.

The International 16 Days of Activism campaign focuses on generating an increased awareness of the negative impact that violence and abuse have on women and children, and the social fabric of our society.

WHAT IS THE 16 DAYS ACTIVISM?

  • It is a worldwide Campaign to oppose violence against women and children
  • It aims to raise awareness of the negative impact that violence and abuse have on women and children and to rid society of abuse permanently

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CAUSES OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN?

It stems from the low status of women in the home and in society.

It happens when men abuse power and positions of authority in order to control women and children.

WHAT IS ABUSE?

Any form of behaviour that causes:

  • fear
  • bodily harm
  • a person to do things against their will

DON’T BE A VICTIM!

  • BREAK THE CYCLE OF VIOLENCE
  • BREAK THE SILENCE
  • KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
  • ACT AGAINST ABUSE
  • DO NOT LOOK AWAY!

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