The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children is a United Nations campaign, which is held annually from 25 November to 10 December. The campaign focuses on raising awareness of the negative impact that gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) has on women and children, and the social fabric of our society.
This year’s campaign will be held under the theme: “The Year of Charlotte Mannya Maxeke: 16 Days of Activism – moving from awareness to accountability” and takes place as the latest crime statistics show an increase in rapes, domestic violence, and child murders.
GBV Emergency Line number – 0800 428 428. This is supported by a USSD, “please call me” facility: *120*7867#. A Skype Line ‘Helpme GBV’ for members of the deaf community also exists. (Add ‘Helpme GBV’ to your Skype contacts). An SMS Based Line 31531 for persons with disabilities (SMS ‘help’ to 31531) also exists.
Report a case of abuse here: https://gbv.org.za/report-case/