SADTU commemorates 16-Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children

25 November 2016

The South African Democratic Teachers` Union joins millions of South Africans in observing 16-days of activism for no violence against women and children under the theme, "Count me in - Together moving a non-violent South Africa forward". This international campaign takes place every year from 25 November to 10 December.

During this period, SADTU engages in activities aimed at educating and bringing awareness on the negative impact of violence on women and children. The Union is also embarking on the School Based Related Violence training programme around the country.

Some of the activities are held jointly with local communities and members of the Tripartite Alliance.

The Mpumalanga Province kick-started the activities on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 at Mapulaneng Multi-Purpose Centre in Bushbuckridge. The other eight provinces will follow suit.

The Eastern Cape will observe the 16 Days of Activism in Port Elizabeth on 25 November, 2016.

On 3 December 2016, the Free State Province will observe World Aids Day and hold a march in Bothaville to highlight the plight of teachers who are attacked by learners.

ISSUED BY: SADTU Secretariat


General Secretary, Mugwena Maluleke: 082 783 2968
Deputy General Secretary, Nkosana Dolopi: 082 709 5651
Media Officer, Nomusa Cembi: 082 719 5157