16 Days of Activism Campaign – DoCS, SAPS and community march for safety

Minister Dan Plato

Western Cape Government, Community Safety

This week, Monday 1 December – Wednesday 3 December 2014, Western Cape Minister of Community Safety, Dan Plato, the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the respective communities will take a public stand against violence and abuse.

The Department of Community Safety, the SAPS and safety role-players will take the 16 Days of Activism campaign for No Violence Against Women and Children, to the communities of Mfuleni, Delft, Hanover Park and Manenberg.

Through meaningful partnerships, like the partnership between the SAPS, the Department of Community Safety in the Western Cape and the public, we are uniting behind the theme: “Safety starts in the family”.

The activities during the upcoming 16 Days of Activism will be centred on empowering communities with the knowledge, the opportunity and the capacity to take a stand against abuse and encourage them through key motivators to break the cycle of abuse.

We, as a collective, challenge every person in the province to ensure that Safety starts in the family and observe 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children towards 365 days of action to eradicate violence from our communities, Better Together

There will be an opportunity for photographs and interviews.