INFOGRAPHIC: North children and women walk against abuse

Women and children in the north of Pretoria joined a fun walk to take a stand against abuse.

On Saturday morning, police, north residents and community police forum members gathered at Akasia country club for a two-hour walk to raise abuse awareness.

“Domestic violence and women being abused daily is a real concern,” said Pretoria North police spokesperson Captain Rebecca Phatlane.

“Therefore the Noble Woman Ministry arranged a fun walk to voice their message that abuse against women and children is unacceptable.”

The large crowd of women and children who joined the walk caught the attention of motorists and passers-by.

“The purpose of this walk was for the Noble Woman Ministry to introduce themselves to women in our community and to reach out to those suffering abuse,” said Phatlane.

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“Often women will keep quiet about abuse at home; yet there are so many who can help them and show them another way.

“Women do not have to live with abuse. They do not have to suffer in silence.”

Phatlane said metro police assisted during the walk to keep the women and children safe on the road.

“We thank our social crime department, CANSA representatives, road safety officers, community patrollers and community police forum members that took part in the walk.”

“Together we can make a difference,” she said. “Not just for ourselves, but for the entire community.”

 

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