MARIE CARES

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

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - CONTENTS -

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

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