March against women, child abuse

Government and various social partners will host a national march to raise awareness about the abuse of women and children.

Government calls on all men to join the #100MenMarch and boldly declare that violence against women and children will not be tolerated in their respective environment or communities, Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) Acting Director General Phumla Williams said in a statement on Tuesday.

The march, to be held on 10 July, is expected draw at least 100 men from various sectors of society, such as government, business, labour, faith-based organisations, non-profit and media organisations to advocate against the abuse of women and children.

The #100MenMarch will start at Church Square at 10am and end on the southern lawns of the Union Buildings.

The #100MenMarch will be a motivating force to ensure that men break the chain of abuse, said Williams.

The march is part of the centenary celebrations of former President Nelson Mandela and struggle stalwart Mama Albertina Sisulu.

Both these stalwarts committed their lives to the fight for the human rights particularly women and children. The march in part celebrates their lives but also seeks to raise awareness on the scourge of violence against women and children, GCIS said.

Source: South African Government News Agency

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