Ending violence against women and children

The Rt. Rev. Thabo Makobi, Archbishop of Capetown, South Africa led a march of over a 1000 people to begin “16 Days of Activism” for no violence against women and children according to Episcopal News Service:

Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba on Nov. 25 led one thousand people in a Procession of Witness to kick-start South Africa’s 16 Days of Activism for no violence against women and children.

Through joining the act of public witness — from Keizersgracht Square to St. Georges Cathedral, Cape Town — Makgoba underlined his backing for the annual, government-supported campaign.

The international theme for 2012 is From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women. Makgoba is firmly committed to increasing awareness of abuse and to developing effective support for victims and survivors of abuse, according to a press release from HOPE Africa, the social development department of the Anglican Diocese of Cape Town.

You can participate in the US by calling for the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Download fact sheets here.

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