16 Days of Activism: Parliament urges men to fight against women and child abuse

16 Days of Activism: Parliament urges men to fight against women and child abuse

- The annual 16 Days of Activism launched on Sunday

- At the launch Parliament urged men to join the fight against abuse towards women and children

- The campaign is being run from the 25th of November until the 10th of December

16 Days of Activism: Parliament urges men to fight against women and child abuse

16 Days of Activism: Parliament urges men to fight against women and child abuse

On Sunday at the launch of the annual 16 Days of Activism campaign, Parliament encouraged men to be part of the fight against the abuse that is inflicted on woman and children.

Moloto Mothapo, parliamentary spokesperson, said in a statement that men in particular should focus on changing and influencing the behaviour and attitudes among men about any kind of violence towards women and children.

"It is in the interests of all of us to remove obstacles hindering us from building a prosperous and sustainable society that develops and harnesses the potential of all our people."

Briefly.co.za gathered that Mothapo made it clear that it isn’t only physical abuse that needs to be stopped. Emotional and physical abuse also needs to be stopped as it forces people to do things they don’t want to do.

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News24 reports that Parliament sought to ensure the rights of women and children through debates held, as well as its oversight and law-making responsibilities.

"It is in the interests of all of us to remove obstacles hindering us from building a prosperous and sustainable society that develops and harnesses the potential of all our people."

Mothapo says that there is still a lot that needs to be done in the country to put an end to violence. He said that it is time for change.

The campaign is being run from the 25th of November to the 10th of December and is supported by the United Nation.

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Source: Politics.briefly.co.za

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