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A holistic approach to the eradication of gender & child based crime, this strategy targets all elements of “hot-spot” villages, to ensure that everyone in the community is empowered on their rights and responsibilities pertaining to TVEP core themes. Currently being piloted in 8 villages, the project includes the establishment of safe houses and support groups, and aims to generate community pride as a means of combating crime. Male role models will be required, at a public ceremony, to take an Oath committing themselves to the eradication of gender and child violence, following which they will be awarded a “Badge of Honour”. Women who have “broken the silence” will receive a “Badge of Courage” at the same ceremony.
To enable behavioural change by building empowered and supportive environments in which victims of sexual, domestic and child-based violence, and PLWHA, feel secure enough to speak out and exercise their rights, and,
To revive the spirit of “ubuntu”, community pride and solidarity by enabling and encouraging targeted communities to adopt the eradication of sexual, domestic and child-based violence, and stigmatization, as a common goal.
Make your pledge to break the silence today!
|Date:||7 January 2011|
|Action Type:||Awareness Raising|