16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children

25 November to 10 December


Safer South Africa Foundation encourages all South Africans to join the fight in stamping out violence against women and children. Using #Youth4SaferSouthAfrica, Safer South Africa Foundation seeks to contribute in expanding accountability beyond the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security cluster to encourage collective responsibility within communities to tackle violence against women and children. #Youth4SaferSouthAfrica calls young people to use and combine technology, social media, arts, sports, culture, school and activism in a bid to encourage society to acknowledge that violence against women and children is a social problem.

What is the 16 Days Activism?

  • It is a worldwide campaign, held from 25 November to 10 December every year, to oppose violence against women and children.
  • It aims to raise awareness of the negative impact that violence and abuse have on women and children and to rid society of abuse permanently.

Key dates to observe in this period:

  • 25 November: International Day of No Violence Against Women
  • 29 November: International Women Human Rights Defenders Day
  • 1 December: World Aids Day
  • 3 December: International Day for the Disabled
  • 10 December: International Human Rights Day

Don’t be a victim!

  • Break the cycle of violence!
  • Break the silence!
  • Know your rights!
  • Act against abuse!
  • Do not look away!

Useful contacts:

Report violence against women and children.

Help someone get help!


Tel: 08000 55 555

National Crisis Line:

Tel: 086 132 2322

SA National Council for Child Welfare:

Tel: 011 339 5741

Suicide Crisis Line:

0800 567 567

Crisis Line:

0861 574747

Human Trafficking:

08000 737283 or 082 4553664

Defenders Protection Initiative Visits South Africa

November 2018 (Date to be announced)

Safer South Africa Foundation will be hosting Defenders Protection Initiative, from Uganda, on a work visit to explore possibilities of building synergies and partnering in order to promote community safety and security.


Defenders Protection Initiative (DPI) is a Ugandan non-profit organization registered by the National NGO board under the Uganda statutory requirements. DPI aims at contributing to the promotion and protection of human rights, good governance, rule of law, peace and democracy by strengthening the capacity of human rights defenders (HRDs) to mainstream security, safety and protection management in their work.