South Africa: 16 Days of Activism for women and children

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The campaign runs every year from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December.

#NEWSBREAKLOTUSFM: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls.

The 16 Days Campaign this year forms the centre point of South African government’s comprehensive 365 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children.

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Emergency Response Action Plan by South African government

Given the scourge of Gender-Based violence in the country, which is declared a national address, government is implementing the Emergency Response Action Plan on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide, which was announced by President Cyril in September 2019.

During the 16 Days period, Government together with civil society and the private sector will host a series of community and sector dialogues and activities to foster a collaborative effort in dealing with GBVF.

At the end of the campaign on 10 December 2019, government will officially launch the 365 Days Behavioural Change Campaign.

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