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Media advisory: Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe to Lead a National Men’s Rally Against Gender Based Violence and child abuse

24 August 2013 – Johannesburg, South Africa

WHAT:  Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe in his capacity as Chairperson of the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC), will on 24thAugust, lead a men’s rally against rape, gender based violence and child abuse. Themed “Not In My Name”, the rally is spearheaded by SANAC Men’s Sector, Brothers for Life, the Department of Women, Children and Persons with Disabilities, and supported by various NGOs, civil society organs, business and government.

The rally will call upon all South African men from all walks of life  to stand up against gender based violence, rape, child abuse and to take  a pledge declaring that no rape, no gender based violence, child abuse, homophobia, alcohol and drug abuse  will  happen under their watch.

The rally follows an urgent men’s dialogue co-convened by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and the SANAC Men’s Sector, in Johannesburg in April this year and several community dialogues held across the country in recent months. 

While the focus of the rally is on men, the involvement and participation of women as wives, partners, girlfriends and sisters is welcomed on the day of the rally itself.

WHEN: 9am, 24 August 2013

WHERE: Johannesburg Stadium

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About Brothers for Life
Brothers for Life is a National Men’s campaign. The campaign aims to influence male behaviours, norms and attitudes through drawing upon positive male role models to promote the emergence of men who are responsible, protective and respectful of themselves and others.

The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) is a voluntary association of institutions established by the national cabinet of the South African Government to build consensus across government, civil society and all other stakeholders to drive an enhanced country response to the scourges of HIV, TB and STIs.





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