Parliament: Men must fight against women and children abuse

Johannesburg – On Sunday the Parliament called on all men in the country to fight against women and children abuse. This follows after the annual 16 days of Activism campaign has been launched.
Parliamentary spokesperson Moloto Mothapo said in a statement, “Men, in particular, should play a key role in changing the behaviour and attitudes among men about all kinds of violence against women and children,”
“It is in the interests of all of us to remove obstacles hindering us from building a prosperous and sustainable society that develops and harnesses the potential of all our people.”
Mothapo also said that all kinds of abuse should be stopped. This campaign is not against physical abuse only, but all kinds of abuse.
“Let’s eliminate all forms of violence against women and children in our public and private lives, including emotional and physical abuse and practices that force someone to do something against their will,” he went on to say.
The Parliament is making sure that debates regarding women and children abuse are held and that there are laws that protect women and children against any form of abuse.
“Laws to curb violence against women and children include the Child Care Act, the Domestic Violence Act, the Children’s Act and the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Act.”

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