Newcastle Municipality has undertaken its responsibility and commitment to prevent gender-based violence which refers to violence rooted in unequal gender norms and power relations. Violence occurs in families, relationships, workplaces, educational institutions and public spaces, with women and girls suffering most Gender-based violence can profoundly harm women’s and girls’ physical, psychological, and sexual health, as well as bring economic harm. Violence hinders the fulfillment of women’s and girls’ human rights, lowers their status in society, and can even cost them their lives.  Let us come together and eliminate all forms of gender-based violence and build a violence free Community with equality and justice.

Newcastle Municipality’s Special Programmes Unit in collaboration Operation with Sukuma Sakhe, invites the general public to the March in commemoration of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence. The March have been organized to highlight and profile the progress made and the challenges facing the fight against gender based violence and in the work of the promotion and protection of human rights, and to re-energize our efforts and actions.

The march will start from OSizweni Roman Catholic Church, next to OSizweni Stadium on the 19th of November 2015 at 8:00 a.m. to OSizweni Community Hall where a women’s Dialogue will be held. 

For further enquiries please contact: Mr. Themba Mkhasibe on 034 328 3300 /2176