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16 Days of Activism

‘Gender based violence needs to be unsilenced’

“Stand up and speak out. Unsilence violence.”  These were the words which echoed from a number of speakers raising the alarm on gender based violence  (GBV) in communities. Faith-based leaders led the silent picket outside the Athlone stadium this morning in a unified show of solidarity with women and children[…]

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No excuse for violence against women and children

As the country prepares to commemorate the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence campaign, corporate South Africa is also responding to calls for a collaborative effort to put an end to the scourge. A bold new movement, called #NoExcuse, launches today and will run during the 16 Days of[…]

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MJC launches 16 days campaign

While abuse against women and children continues to plague societies across the globe, efforts to remedy the scourge of this domestic breakdown has once again been called to the fore in the annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. The 16 days of Activism begins on November 25, the[…]

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Advocacy groups gear-up for the 16 Days of Activism

As women the world over suffer physical and emotional abuse in silent, local advocacy groups are using the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence to create awareness about the reasons why women choose to remain in abusive relationships.  Forming part of an international campaign, the 16 Days of Activism[…]

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CMRM supports 16 Days of Activism

BY Imam Dr. Rashied Omar –  Gender Justice is an integral part of the vision and mission of Claremont Main Road Mosque (CMRM). To this end, we are committed to upholding the struggle for the full dignity, honour and equality of women in our country, our communities, our workplaces, our[…]

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MJC to engage with Manenberg community

The leadership of the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) will meet with the imams of masajid in Manenberg on Saturday to discuss community safety ahead of the festive season. Areas like Manenberg and Hanover Park have been hard hit by violence in recent weeks. MJC secretary general Maulana Abdul Khaliq Allie[…]

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Mustadafin to target Delft and Tafelsig over 16 Days

Western Cape non-profit organisation Mustadafin Foundation hopes to take up the issues of domestic violence and health and safety issues to empower women and children in the Delft and Tafelsig communities. This will form part of their campaign over the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and[…]

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‘Abuse stems from within the home’

With 56% of domestic abuse occurring in Cape Town, the Mustadafin Foundation is working actively and closely with SAPS and the community to end violence against women and children in the community while running their annual anti abuse and violence campaign for the 16 Days of Activism against the abuse[…]

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