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Disability Rights Awareness Month

19 November 2021

 

03 November to 03 December is National Disability Rights Awareness Month.  25 November to 10 December is International 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women.  Most organizations concentrate more on women and children when dealing with the issues of GBV, leaving the most important stakeholder in the matter, men, who are, in most instances the perpetrators of this social ill.

 

Although male counterparts can be the culprits, we find cases where, they become victims of their own behavior but fail to seek help because of various reasons that may include, but are not limited to, their pride, attitude by law enforcement agents, cultural and social stereotypes, and many others.

 

Blind SA, different from many other NGOs, deem it necessary to change the campus and deal with the actual challenge.  We saw it crucial to involve men, moreover, men with visual impairments, who at many instances are regarded as vulnerable, to gather and speak out on the issues of GBV.

 

On 23 November 2021, from 10h00 to 12h30, visually impaired men will be interacting robustly on the matter, led by a dynamic facilitator from Sonke Gender Justice (Brothers for Life).

 

This historical event in the life of Blind SA, and perhaps, of all organizations that fight against the scourge of gbv, is open to all men, visually impaired or not, of all classes and races.

 

Let’s all join hands to claim our peaceful family spaces and society. For more information or queries, please, contact:

 

  1. Thandile Butana, 068 229 0259 (developmentofficer@blindsa.org.za)
  2. Mpini Letlhage, 083 774 5359 (mjletlhage@gmail.com)

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