ACVV KOEBERG RED MY LIPS CAMPAIGN – 25 November – 10 December 2016:
Please rock red lipstick all throughout the 16 Days to raise awareness about sexual and gender violence and SPEAK OUT against rape myths, victim-blaming and gender violence!
VIOLENCE and RAPE is not a WOMEN’S ISSUE
It is a HUMAN ISSUE.
IT AFFECTS US ALL
WHY: Results of the Optimus Study in South Africa makes it clear that, by the time teenagers are 15 – 17 years old, many young South Africans have experienced sexual, physical or emotional abuse, neglect, or have been exposed to high rates of violence. The incidence of sexual violence against boys is the same as for girls.
SPECIAL EVENT! PAINT YOUR LIPS AND THE TOWN RED
WHEN: 26 NOVEMBER 2016
WHERE: SUMMER SAFETY BEACH FESTIVAL
TIME: 10h00 – 16h00
HOW: ON 26 NOVEMBER 2016 Have your photo taken at our Stall with red lips! (Lipstick, stickers, glitter)Wear a Red Tie PAINT YOUR MUSTACHE RED
FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE:
- Challenge the perpetrators of violence to change their behaviour.
- Involve men in helping to eradicate violence.
- Provide survivors with information on services and organisations that can help lessen the impact of violence on their lives.
- Speak out against woman and child abuse. Encourage silent female victims to challenge abuse, and ensure that they get help. Report child abuse to the police immediately. Encourage children to report bullying behaviour to school authorities.
- Men are critical partners in the fight against the abuse of women and children. Men and boys are encouraged to talk about abuse and actively discourage abusive behaviour.
- Families must stick together to create a safe environment for women and children.
SOUTH – AFRICA 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST ABUSE
Imagine if, for 16 days, there was no rape, no child abuse. The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign challenges South Africans to declare a truce on violence against women and children – and, ultimately, to make it a permanent one.
For the 16th year, South Africa is taking part in the global 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign, which runs from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) through to International Human Rights Day on 10 December.
The Official SA theme for 2016 is “Count me in: Together moving a non-violent South Africa forward”
While the campaign runs only for 16 days each year, its objectives are reinforced by a year-long programme and a national plan to combat abuse.
South Africa is still home to high levels of violence against its women and children, despite a world-renowned Constitution and a legislative overhaul that safeguards women’s and children’s rights.
The government, business, civil society organisations, faith-based organisations and the media are all participating in the drive to increase awareness of the negative impact of violence and abuse on women and children.