Taking a stand

Three boys support the march with their anti-abuse banner.

The annual 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign started on Monday November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) and runs until Tuesday December 10 (International Human Rights Day). It is an international campaign that raises awareness of the far-reaching negative impact that violence and abuse have on women and children, and on society as a whole. The white ribbon you see on our masthead this week – and which we will run for the duration of the campaign – is a symbol of Tabletalk’s support for this campaign. It symbolises the commitment of the wearer to never commit or condone violence against women and children. In Table View the campaign kicked off with a march from Table View SAPS to Church on the Rise in Blouberg Rise. Read more on page 22.