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Call to men to break the cycle of abuse

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​Gauteng men are invited to attend public meetings to be held during this year’s 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children Campaign to mobilise them to find practical solutions to break the cycle of abuse.

Gauteng MEC for Community Safety, Faith Mazibuko made this call during the launch of 16 Days Campaign at Saul Tsotetsi Sports complex in Sebokeng on Monday 25 November.

This year’s campaign aims to raise awareness on gender-based violence and will have an increased focus on men.

MEC Mazibuko also made a stern warning to women who keep silent when their children are abused by their boyfriends, in favor of relationships and money.

“Stop protecting boyfriends that are abusing and destroying your children’s lives,” said MEC

Khanyisile Mokoena from Stop Women Abuse Movement, a non-profit-organization in the Vaal, thanked government for launching the awareness campaign in their area since there are a lot of cases that are not attended to by the police.

“We have a lot of gender-based abuse cases that are not attended to and followed up by the police, We hope that this launch will be a wakeup call to the police who are not doing their job,” added Mokoena.

To report cases of gender-based violence or to check how far their reported cases are, the public can call 0800 428428 or call 0718531306.