For Women’s Month 2020, SANCA Central Rand, in partnership with Mr Sphiwe Ntombela @StepItUpWithSphiwe encourage Men to act against Gender Based Violence (GBV).
Ntombela, who is a Fitness trainer has initiated a campaign called “RUN4WOMEN”. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of Gender Based Violence through active living, and to encourage 10 000 people to run or walk 5km on any route at 6:30am on the 9th of August 2020 as a form of solidarity against Gender Based Violence.
As a “symbolic action” of “Breaking The Silence” in communities of diverse social dynamics, the campaign, further challenges South Africa to cross dress on Women’s Day. The challenge is for everyone male, female, young and old regardless of their sexual preference.
Ntombela further said, “Men can play a meaningful role in ending GBV and contribute to behavior change and the breaking of stereotypes of gender equality.”
As Minister in the Presidency for Women Youth and Persons with Disabilities Maite Nkoane-Mashabane stated “We will celebrate this year’s Women Month under the theme: “Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights for an Equal Future”.
SANCA Central Rand Alcohol and Drug Centre acknowledges that GBV is a profound and widespread problem in South Africa, impacting on almost every aspect of life.
GBV occurs at times as a result of substance abuse, normative role expectations and unequal power relationships between genders in a society and devastates the lives of women, girls, families and communities.
We are all affected by GBV, Let’s speak out.