Com­mu­nity unites on vi­o­lence against women

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS - RE­BECCA JACK­MAN

MEN, WOMEN and chil­dren marched to take back the night, to say no to vi­o­lence and to say no to rape. Last night’s march, from points in Gugulethu and Ma­nen­berg, served as a prelaunch to the 16 Days of Ac­tivism on No Vi­o­lence Against Women cam­paign, start­ing Mon­day and con­tin­u­ing through De­cem­ber 10.

Sikhu­l­ule Monakali from Ilitha La­bantu, or­gan­is­ers of the Take Back the Night event, said that they wanted to have a launch be­fore the of­fi­cial 16 days cam­paign started, but one that in­volved the com­mu­ni­ties get­ting to­gether.

The Gar­den Boyz mo­tor­cy­cle club came along to show their sup­port and in­vited other groups of bik­ers to join., while Xolani Tshandu from Sonke Gen­der Jus­tice brought along a group of men who have been train­ing through the One Man Can out­reach pro­gramme.

Tshandu added that Sonke would also be or­gan­is­ing di­a­logues and out­reach pro­grammes in Klip­fontein Road and sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties through­out the 16 days of ac­tivism and be­yond.

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