How you can make a difference during the 16 Days of Activism ... and beyond

Posted in Medshield Wellness | 02 November 2019

The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children is campaign that takes place from 25 November to 10 December annually to address violence against women and children.

The most vulnerable members of our society – women and children – are most often the victims of violence, and as ordinary citizens we may feel helpless to combat this. Medshield takes the matter seriously and we thought we’d share a few suggestions on how you can make a difference during this period and beyond ...

Have the uncomfortable conversations

Combating violence against women and children will not happen if only half the population is talking about it – men have to play their part, too. According to a 2019 study by Brazilian gender relations organisation Promundo, actions that can be taken include speaking up when witnessing harassment or abuse, having conversations with other men about abuse, and accepting that all these conversations may not be comfortable but are vital. Read More