The point of the 16 days
THE 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children is an international campaign.
It takes place every year from November 25 to December 10.
During this period, government departments run campaigns to make people aware of the negative effect of violence against women and children and to act against abuse.
South Africans are urged to support the campaign by wearing a white ribbon.
The ribbon is a symbol of commitment not to commit violence against or abuse of women. Men and boys are encouraged to talk about abuse and to actively discourage such behaviour.
The campaign also challenges the perpetrators of violence to change their behaviour and to eradicate violence against women and children. –