16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children

IN SOUTH AFRICA WE COMMEMORATE

16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM FOR NO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN

THIS IS A CAMPAIGN INSTITUTED BY OUR GOVERNMENT OPPOSING VIOLENCE AGAINST OUR WOMEN AND CHILDREN. THE MOTIVE OF THIS CAMPAIGN IS TO ERADICATE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN AND TO RAISE AWARENESS THAT WILL BRING SOCIETY TO REALIZATION THAT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN ROBS A NATION OF IT’S FUTURE.

FOR TOO LONG HAVE WE TURNED THE OTHER CHEEK, FOR TOO LONG HAVE WE WATCHED OUR STEP DAD’S BEAT OUR MOM’S UP, FOR TOO LONG HAVE WE GOSSIPED ABOUT THE NEIGHBOR WHO GOT RAPED FOR WEARING A MINI SKIRT THAT “LEAD HIM ON”, FOR TOO LONG HAVE WE LOOKED THE OTHER WAY WHEN OUR FRIEND’S BOYFRIEND GAVE HER A “BLOU OOG” BECAUSE SHE WAS BEING FRIENDLY TO SOME GUY.

WHEN WILL IT STOP?

 

 

 

WHAT?

HAVE YOU EVER REACHED A POINT IN YOUR LIFE WHERE YOU’RE AT A LOSS FOR WORDS AND YOU’RE LIKE WHAT?

I HAVE BEEN HAVING A LOT OF WHAT? DAYS RECENTLY. DAYS WHERE WORDS FAIL ME. DAYS THAT FEEL LIKE YOU’RE IN A WHOLE WITH NO ESCAPE, WITH NO EXIT SIGN IN SIGHT. DAYS WHERE YOU DON’T KNOW WHETHER YOU’RE COMING OR GOING?

ON DAYS LIKE THESE I PONDER ON THE ONLY CONSTANT WHICH IS GOD.

NEW BEGINNINGS

LET ME START OFF BY WISHING YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR, MAY THIS YEAR BE ALL THAT YOU ANTICIPATE IT TO BE. MAY IT BE A YEAR OF DOING, A YEAR WHERE YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE TO THE FULLEST, A YEAR WHERE YOU EXPERIENCE BRAND NEW VENTURES, A YEAR WHERE YOU FALL IN LOVE, A YEAR WHERE YOU SEE THE HAND OF GOD MOVE THROUGH THE PEOPLE YOU SURROUND YOURSELF WITH, A YEAR OF TRAVEL AND A YEAR OF GREAT SUCCESS.

FORGET ABOUT 2015 AND ALL IT’S BAD WEATHER AND FOCUS ON THE PRESENT WHICH IS HERE AND NOW. IN THE WORDS OF THE LATE WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: “THE BEST IS YET TO COME”… SO PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FIRST OR FORWARD, IT TOTALLY DEPENDS ON YOU.

FROM MY WORLD TO YOURS, IT’S BYE FOR NOW.