It is the duty of all South Africans to play their part in the fight against the abuse of women and children, Brand South Africa said as this year's 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children campaign got under way.
An Open Government Partnership initiative will see the A Thousand Voices Against Abuse organisation work with the South African government to tackle gender violence through public and private sector collaboration.
Speaking out against abuse
Deputy President, Kgalema Motlanthe, speaking at the Men's Dialogue, organised by Brothers for Life.
As men of South Africa today we acknowledge the damage caused by acts of violence committed by some men in our communities; affirming that violence against women and children constitutes a violation of the rights and fundamental freedoms of women and children enshrined in our constitution.