16 days, 16 Ways: To end gender based violence

The 16 Days of Activism 2020 international campaign provides us with an opportunity every year, to boost awareness and join the world in challenging violence against women and girls – 2020, despite its challenges, was no different.

The international campaign runs every year from 25 November (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day), and during this time we focused our efforts on spreading the word about eliminating Rape Culture, Gender-Based Violence, and the sexual exploitation of women and children in South Africa – by eradicating pornography from our society.

Over the 16 Days we posed 16 Ways in which you as an individual can play a part putting an end to violence against women and girls.  We posted a challenge a day on our Facebook page and asked our followers to keep an eye out for them and see how many they could complete.

16 Days – 16 Ways… Here are our 16 challenges:

#1 Know the Facts

#2 Educate Yourself

#3 Use Vour Voice

#4 Transform Attitudes

#5 Pornproof Your Home & School

#6 Use Your Platform to Speak Out

#7 Know the Warning Signs

#8 Support One Another

#9 Mobilize Men & Boys

#10 Challenge Rape Culture

#11 Spread the Word

#12 Embolden Girls to Speak Out

#13 Sign the Petition

#14 Give to the Cause

#15 Talk to Your Children about Gender Based Violence

#16 Know Your Rights

We all “pick our battles” on a daily basis. Some aren’t worth the effort while others are ones we cannot afford to lose… This is one of those battles!

How, you ask?  It’s simple: Educate – Empower – Eradicate

#Endsexploitation Together WE can fight to put an end to it!

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