The 18 Gangster Museum, an initiative by three childhood friends, will use the stories
of former gangsters to help children living in the Western Cape township of Khayelitsha
resist the allure of the gang lifestyle.
"We must understand how our own attitudes and actions might perpetuate sexism and
violence," Rejoice Mabudafhasi, the deputy minister of Arts and Culture, at an event in
Diepsloot, Johannesburg, to mark the end of this year's 16 Days of Activism campaign.
Economic empowerment and independence are important pre-conditions to help end
gender-based violence, says NGO Gender Links, which will be showcasing the
achievements of more than 1 000 survivors during the 16 Days of Activism For No
The theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children is ‘Count me in: Together moving a non-violent South Africa forward’, a call to citizens to act as a collective to end gender-based violence and child abuse in the country.
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