Don’t be idle, take a stand

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16 DAYS of Ac­tivism for No Vi­o­lence against Women and Chil­dren is a global cam­paign that runs from Novem­ber 25 to De­cem­ber 10.

The pe­riod sym­bol­i­cally links vi­o­lence against women with hu­man rights and em­pha­sises that such vi­o­lence is a vi­o­la­tion of hu­man rights.

As part of the 16 Days, LeadSA has or­gan­ised a cam­paign – to have your say with a com­mit­ment or rel­e­vant quote and to post it. Here are some ex­am­ples: The next time some­one makes a sex­ist remark, I’m not go­ing to stay quiet.

Do­mes­tic vi­o­lence: To re­main silent is to par­tic­i­pate.

When I see a man dis­re­spect­ing a woman, I’ll stand up for her.

I won’t laugh at sex­ist jokes.

I will treat the women in my life with love and re­spect.

I will in­ter­vene if I see some­one hurt­ing a child.

Sub­mit your con­tri­bu­tion to

Al­ter­na­tively, post it on so­cial me­dia with the words “Say Some­thing” and the hash­tag #LeadSA.

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