NYG commemorates 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

16 DAYS Tlokweng Campaign - 3rd December 2016

NYG joined in the 16 Days of activism against gender-based violence by hosting a campaign in Tlokweng. The event was conducted in an effort to recognize the international dates of 16 days of activism against gender based violence, from 25th November – 10 December 2015. The event took place over 2 days.

It was a fun-filled event in the form of testimonies, entertainment in the form of a drama and music artists as well as information dissemination.

Popular musician Shanki Brizzy (white shirt) joined the fight against violence

In light of this, NYG offers some counselling for women involved in the sex work trade. Most of the women have experienced some form of abuse from their partners. Most of the violence is economic abuse, where the men are providers of household income. This often leads to violence on the part of men, as they perceive themselves to be more significant than their partners.

Through the poverty eradication programme, NYG tries to assist women in applying for funding which can help improve their economic situations. This may go some way in helping to address this issue.