Outcomes of the 16 Days of Activism "My Strength is not for Hurting" Campaign
Acknowledging that the quest for gender equality and the eradication of violence and abuse against women cannot be achieved without the active involvement and commitment from men.
Thus as Government it is important to create opportunities (not at the expense of women) for men to start to actively engage on the notion of "Masculinity" and the widely associated stereotype of Masculinity meaning bravery, independence and sexual activity.
Bringing Men together also speaks to the HIV/AIDS pandemic and how the sexual behaviour of Men makes women more vulnerable to become affected and infected with HIV/AIDS. Attitudes and behaviours of men are critical to prevention efforts. Violence against women further erodes women's negotiating position when it comes to condom usage. It also makes women vulnerable to poverty.
This March endorses the commitment from SAPS and Government as a whole to utilise resources to find the "Missing Children." The Premier will join the March which starts at District Six and proceeds to the Water Front.
Training our Youth as caregivers will contribute towards creating compassionate and caring communities and will no doubt instill values and morals in young people, which will contribute towards caring societies. Youth will also have a skill, which will contribute towards their marketability. This project also speaks to moral regeneration.
Theme: "Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Action in Development" The observance of International Day of Disabled Persons (3 December) aims to promote understanding of disability issues and mobilise support for the dignity, rights and well being of persons with disabilities.
The partnership between SAPS and the Department of Community Safety to have open days at all the police stations in the Metro Area on 2 December illustrates importance of partnerships but once again the commitment of government (national and provincial) to ensure that women have access to information and services.