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#16Days of Activism in South Africa and the world

#16Days of Activism in South Africa and the world

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence begins on 25 November, highlighting a variety of events and drives to bring the issues of abuse of women and children to a wider audience.

Debate over the dress is put to good use

Black and blue, or gold and white? The colour of a dress has sparked banter on the internet, including a campaign against domestic violence. And The Salvation Army's Southern Africa Territory says reaction to the campaign has been overwhelming.

Activism against violence gets a year-long extension

Crime Line has teamed up with the Department of Women to extend the annual 16 Days of Activism for a year. The partners will hold national and provincial dialogues in urban and rural areas to empower people. Activism needs to continue until women and children are no longer threatened, they say.

Women and Girls Summit tackles issues affecting African women

The inaugural Women and Girls Summit 2014 will bring together a thousand women from all over Africa to discuss social, health and economic issues.

Mam’ Khanyi rescues Hillbrow’s forgotten children

The Home of HopeAmong the criminals, gangsters, refugees and working people in Joburg's teeming inner city flatlands are many street children. Usually forced into prostitution and crime, there is often no escape, but Khanyisile Motsa offers a ray of hope.

Mam’ Khanyi rescues Hillbrow’s forgotten children

Among the criminals, gangsters, refugees and working people in Joburg's teeming inner city flatlands are many street children. Abandoned, runaways, orphans or victims of child trafficking, they are usually forced into prostitution and crime. There is often no escape, but Khanyisile Motsa offers a ray of hope.

Anglican church launches campaign against abuse

After a series of dreadful acts of violence against children in some of South Africa's poorest communities, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, head of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, has launched We Will Speak Out, a campaign to support survivors of sexual violence.

Moshate: The Voice of Men

A local NPO is taking up the fight for men's rights, working towards ending abuse against South African men, who they believe are discriminated against by a female-friendly system. The organisation says it has no plans to obstruct women’s rights.

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