Thursday, November 25, 2010

For You, Your Mother, Your Sister,Your Daughter, Your Wife, Your Girlfriend


by Favianna Rodriguez, more info at the click through (findingagency)

Today marks the beginning of South Africa's annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence to Women and Children.  The 16 days start on November 25 to commemorate the International Day for No Violence against Women and will end on December 10 to honour International Human Rights Day with World AIDS Day on December 1 right in the middle.

The Mail & Guardian is running an online special series with articles, archived stories, and commentary to document what is being done nationally and internationally.

Gender Based Violence and the abuse of power against women and children is a global problem that demands our attention, our outrage, our support, and our action.  If you know a woman, wear your white ribbon.  There is simply no excuse.

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