The 16 Days of Activism of No Violence against Women and Children is a global campaign taking place from 25 November to 10 December. The purpose of this is to raise awareness about women and child abuse. During this time, South Africa has a number of campaigns in line with the runs a 16 Days of Activism to make people aware of the negative impact of violence on women and children and urge people to act against abuse. On the 29th November, part of the JL Zwane church service will be dedicated to discussions around Activism Against Violence against Women and Children under the theme ““Conversations that Matter”. We are inviting men and women to join us and be part of these conversations.
Furthermore, in 2014, SA News reported that “an estimated total of seven million young girls miss four or five days of school in a month during their menstruation cycle due to the lack of sanitary towels. Some parents, earn too little to buy sanitary pads for their girls”. This feels too close to home for the JL Zwane Memorial Church which is situated in Gugulethu, an area which a 65% unemployment rate and many people living in poverty.
In line with this, JL Zwane women have a started a campaign to help girls from poor background have access to sanitary towels (Pads). Over the period of the 16 Days of Activism of No Violence against Women and Children, JL Zwane women will be donating and collecting donations of sanitary towels for girls in who cannot afford in Gugulethu and surrounding areas. JL Zwane women are committed to making a positive difference to lives of other women.
We urge individuals, groups, and corporates to make contributions to this campaign. A pack, 2 packs, or a box……. whatever contribution you make it will make a huge difference!!!
Sanitary towels can be dropped off at the JL Zwane Centre during office hours.
For more information contact the centre:
Phone: 021 633 5033