KZN Provincial Government condemns any form of violence against women and children.
Silence Allows Violence! We must work together with police, prosecutors and courts to ensure that those who hurt and abuse others are arrested and convicted. Report all cases of rape, sexual assault or any form of violence to a local police station or call the hotline number: 087 158 3000.
Gender-based violence (GBV) does not discriminate. Any person of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender can be a victim or perpetrator of GBV. Men are encouraged to join movement to end gender based violence and sign the pledge
People may be victims of abuse if: They seem fearful of their partner; spend less time with family and friends; often criticised or belittled by their partner; partner is jealous, possessive and/or aggressive; have become unusually quiet or withdrawn and have physical injuries such as bruises or broken bones.
Men can challenge the normalisation of violence To prevent violence against women and their children, we have to challenge the beliefs and behaviours that excuse, justify or condone violence and inequality. Make your voice heard by declaring publicly that enough is enough:
- challenge the normalisation of violence against women and children
- challenge gender stereotype and roles
- challenge condoning of violence against women and children
- challenge sexist jokes and remarks about women.
Stand Up - Speak Up - Rise Up