On Sunday, 10th December 2017, the Inkatha Freedom Party Women’s Brigade in the eThekwini District will take the last day of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign to Umlazi, 17 Hostel T Section, South of Durban.
The IFPWB believes that women including those in hostels must be protected. South Africa is still home to high levels of violence against its women and children, despite a world-renowned Constitution and a legislative overhaul that safeguards women’s and children’s rights.
Fighting against women and child abuse for just 16 days is not enough. Activism needs to continue until women and children are no longer threatened. The IFPWB calls on all South Africans to make the 16 Days of Activism a year-long programme to curb violence against women and children.
Activism can never be over until women feel safe in South Africa and children are free to play outdoors. We must be proactive in dealing with violence and not wait until a violent incident occurs before we react. Knee-jerk reactions to violence against women and children are an indication of a nation that is not protective of its citizens. When we are aware of social ills, we must act. That’s how we can stop this scourge.
On the same day the IFPWB will also celebrate the role played by women in hostels.
IFP POC Chairperson, Mr Mfanje Mbango will deliver a Key Note address.
Details of the event are as follows:
Date: Sunday, 10 December 2017
Venue: uMlazi 17 Hostel, T Section Community Hall
All media are invited to attend
For more information and directions please contact:
083 422 0059
eThekwini District Organiser
072 428 1299