The 16 Days of Activism of no Violence Against Women and Children was held on 25 November 2021 at Soshanguve Crossing hosted by the National Prosecution Authority (NPA) together with the Department of Justice, Department of Social Development, Soshanguve Crossing and the Sosha FM among others.
This was held as part of the annual 16 Days of Activism campaign from 25 November to 10 December.
The campaign was held to educate the community about topics relating to Gender-Based Violence and Femicide, Domestic Violence, and Thuthuzela Care Centers with the themes #ReportGenderBasedViolence #KnowYourThuthuzelaCareCentre.
The community came out in numbers to get the necessary information and help people break the silence.
A community member of Soshanguve, Ms Koketso Malatji, said the information obtained at the outreach was helpful because she can refer her friends in need to the right place.
“I hope during the 16 days, women can be able to speak out on abuse because if they don’t speak, they get killed and it is too late,” she said.
Ms Lumka Mahanjana who is the North Gauteng Regional spokesperson for NPA, said people can get help from the Pretoria North and Soshanguve Magistrate Courts.
“The different departments were giving the community of Soshanguve who attended at the mall and those who listened on radio information about how best they can protect themselves against GBVF, and what one can do as a victim of GBV”.
She thanked the Soshanguve Crossing and Sosha FM for making the event possible.