More than 5 000 people joined the 1st for Women Sisters with Blisters with Jacaranda FM protest walk, raising R400 000 for women and children affected by abuse and violence
ON 21 NOVEMBER 2015, 1st for Women and Jacaranda FM joined forces to host the 10th Sisters with Blisters protest walk at Steyn City in Fourways, Johannesburg, marking the start of the annual 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign.
‘Together with Jacaranda FM, we have seen Sisters with Blisters go from strength to strength,’ says Robyn Farrell, executive head of 1st for Women. ‘It is an honour and a privilege to be involved in such a phenomenal movement – one that states that we, as South Africans, will not tolerate abuse in any shape or form. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for stepping out, speaking out and inspiring victims of abuse to change their lives for the better.’
The event raised R400 000 for Women and Men against Child Abuse and the Department of Social Development’s Hlayisani White Door Centre of Hope in KaBokweni, Mpumalanga.
1st for Women is a passionate supporter of anti-genderbased violence initiatives and through its charitable trust, the 1st for Women Foundation, has helped more than 150 000 survivors of gender-based violence since its inception in 2005. Authorised FSP 15261