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16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children

The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children campaign will take place between 25 November 2014 and 10 December 2014. This year the campaign will be held under the theme:"Count Me In: Together Moving a Non-Violent South Africa forward".

The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children campaign is an annual drive that is observed globally. Its purpose is to address policy and legal issues; as well as campaign for the protection of survivors of violence and to call for the elimination of all forms of gender violence.

Despite South Africa's constitutional and legislative protection violence based on gender and sexual orientation remains at unacceptable levels.

The violence takes different forms such as sexual harassment, abuse, assault, rape and corrective rape, domestic violence and other cultural practices that are harmful to women and children.

This year the campaign will encourage a greater participation of men in the effort to prevent violence against women and children. In this regard men will be engaged in various institutional settings and be requested to voice their support for social change.

Young men and boys will be inspired to take action and commit themselves to become activists against gender based violence. Men who have grown up within abusive family environments will be helped to live healthier and positive lives.

The start of the campaign coincides with United Nations' International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and its conclusion coincides with International Human Rights Day. While the international campaign is marked for 16 days, South Africa has chosen the timeframe of 365 days to ensure that it becomes an everyday practice.

This year is the 16th anniversary of the 16 Days of Activism for no Violence against Women and Children Campaign in South Africa. While it began with a focus on gender based violence, the 16 Days Campaign has evolved to include issues relating to violence against children.



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The Department derives its mandate from the following laws:
Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Act, 108 of 1996
Provides for the rights of access to health care services and emergency medical

Healthy self reliant communities in the North West
To render accessible, equitable and integrated quality health

Batho Pele Principles, Patient Rights Charter, Victims Rights Charter, Children's Rights Charter, Disability Rights Charter, Older Persons Pledge, Public Service Principles, Accountability, Transparency, Community participation, Excellence, Caring, Human dignity & respect,Access

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Physical Address:
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