South Africa takes a stand against violence and abuse

first_img24 November 2014With the theme “Count me in”, 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children Campaign will be officially launched by President Jacob Zuma in Reiger Park, Ekurhuleni, on 25 November.The international campaign runs from 25 November to 10 December, to raise awareness of the negative impact that violence has on women, children and society. However, South Africa is expanding 16 Days into a year-long, intensified programme that will ensure men and boys are part of the solution.National and provincial dialogues will extend beyond 16 Days, driven by the Department of Women. These will involve multidisciplinary and inter-departmental teams, and will be a platform for all South Africans to engage in identifying interventions responsive to their experiences.There will be a National Prayer Day for women and children from all walks including, sex workers, abused women and children on 6 December, with official activities taking place at Johannesburg Stadium. On 10 December, there will be a Presidential Men’s Dialogue at the Presidential Guesthouse at the Union Buildings, and the Department of Social Development will host a Human Trafficking Indaba.This year, the theme of 16 Days is: “Count Me In. Together moving a non-violent South Africa forward”. It is the 16th year of the campaign, and will also reflect on 20 years of democracy in South Africa and 60 years of the Women’s Charter.Speaking about the campaign in parliament on Friday, 21 November, Susan Shabangu, the minister in The Presidency for women, said: “Imagine living in a society where we no longer read or hear about the abuse that women and children often suffer at the hands of heartless perpetrators.”Parliament hosted a Joint Sitting of the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces to debate 16 Days. It began with the lighting of the torch of peace in the morning and the signing of a pledge by Members of Parliament.“One of the achievements of the campaign over the years has been the bringing together of all sectors of society, including civil society organisations to speak in one voice against this scourge – ‘many voices one message’ – which then spoke to fighting this scourge of violence for 365 days,” Shabangu said. Despite the high level of awareness of 16 Days, gender violence remained a cause for concern. Domestic violence continued to be a deadly crime, a social menace, and a costly public health and economic problem.“The brutal killing of women and children despite laws having been instituted to criminalise brutal behaviour and to improve the safety of women and children, shows that there is a need to move from policy to action and provide stronger focus than ever on prevention and early intervention to support women and children against this scourge.”She said that government research institutions such as the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research “have the responsibility to conduct victimology research in order to assist in early detection and prevention”. While it was the primary responsibility of the government to provide strong leadership and a co-ordinated and integrated approach to tackling gender violence, Shabangu said that reducing violence against women and children was a shared responsibility across society. It could not be achieved by the government alone.16 Days aims to provide a platform to engage all stakeholders across race, gender, age and other divides to commit to collectively fight gender violence and child abuse, and to relook at strategies to eradicate it. “This calls for national cohesion. This is not a programme for a particular grouping, but a national call because it deals with our integrity,” she said.Unite4MandelaOn Saturday, 22 November, more than 25 000 people gathered at the Union Buildings in Pretoria for the Nelson Mandela Sports and Cultural Day, known as Unite4Mandela. Speaking on the day, Shabangu urged all South Africans to commit themselves to creating a non-violent nation. “We need to unite against violence of women and children. we need to all be active and be counted in a fight against abuse of women and children during this 16 Days of Activism.”She pleaded with men to pledge that they would not abuse and violate the rights of women and children, and encouraged men to provide financially for their families. She also urged people not to discriminate against and violate the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual and intersex people.Most participants on the day were South Africans, but there were runners, cyclists and walkers from abroad, including Ethiopia and the Netherlands. Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula reiterated Shabangu’s words, saying it was time to put an end to the abuse of women and children. “Only boys abuse women. Real men do not abuse.”Races on the day included a 5km, a 9.4km and a 27km run, and a 67km cycle.Culture of respectMeanwhile in the Western Cape, the Create a Culture of Respect campaign was launched on Monday, 24 November by the provincial minister of cultural affairs and sport, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, and local celebrities. The minister, celebrities and sports stars signed a pledge to fight the abuse of women and children in their various fields. It is planned that the celebrities and sports stars will use their influence in each field to effect change and speak to people across the province. The province said the initiative aimed to ensure that the protection of women and children went beyond the 16 days of this campaign.A number of pertinent days are included during 16 Days: International day of No Violence Against Women on 25 November, World Aids Day on 1 December, International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December, and International Human Rights Day on 10 December.Various laws protect the rights of women and children against violence, the most prominent of which are the Domestic Violence, the Children’s and the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) acts. Other laws protect the interests of women and children; among them are the Maintenance, the Recognition of Customary Marriages, and the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination acts.Helplines for abused people:Gender-based Violence Helpline: 0800 428 428 or *120*7867 from any cellphoneChildline: 0800 055 555SAPS Crime Stop: 08600 10111Aids Helpline: 0800 012 322 or 011 725 6710Helplines for abusers who want to stop their behaviour:Gender-based Violence Helpline: 0800 428 428 or *120*7867 from any cellphoneStop Gender-based Violence Helpline: 0800 003 081Suicide Helpline: 0800 567 567SAinfo Reporter and SANewslast_img read more

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Marketing Day: Simply Measured’s new API, Twitter news & OTT programming

first_img HomeDigital MarketingMarketing Day: Simply Measured’s new API, Twitter news & OTT programming Posted on 13th July 2016Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Marketing Day: Simply Measured’s new API, Twitter news & OTT programmingYou are here: Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.From Marketing Land:Feed your search marketing obsession at SMX EastJul 12, 2016 by Marketing LandYou can register for SMX East anytime and get the latest, greatest SEO and SEM tactics. But why wait? Register now and save $300!Simply Measured offers “first social measurement API” for marketersJul 12, 2016 by Barry LevineAggregating feeds from multiple social networks, the API goes beyond the company’s current reports and provides standardized data for queries.3 common mistakes made in do-it-yourself PPCJul 12, 2016 by Pauline JakoberTrying to manage your business’s paid search advertising on your own? Columnist Pauline Jakober outlines some common pitfalls to avoid.Twitter will tell brands more about people who see their tweets, visit their sitesJul 12, 2016 by Tim PetersonTwitter is opening Gnip’s Audience API so that any brand can access demographic and interest data about anyone who sees its tweets or visits its site.7 lessons to jump-start your digital marketing in AsiaJul 12, 2016 by Eli SchwartzLooking to expand your business to Asia and not sure what to expect? Contributor Eli Schwartz shares insights gleaned from living and working overseas.MarTech Landscape: What is OTT programming and why does it matter?Jul 12, 2016 by Barry LevineOver-The-Top is a rapidly changing term, but it signifies a permanent change in how people consume content.Redefining success: 3 dangers of email conversion inflationJul 12, 2016 by Chad WhiteDon’t label everything and anything a conversion. Columnist Chad White says you need to focus on the right metrics to get a better understanding of your campaign performance over time.Google rolling out Showcase Shopping Ads – PLAs for broad product queries – and other Shopping updatesJul 12, 2016 by Ginny MarvinAhead of the holiday push, Google is debuting a new ad and landing page format for retailers to show users more products.As publishers see rising returns on video, Facebook is getting more of their ad campaignsJul 12, 2016 by Ginny MarvinA new survey shows publishers remain wary of relinquishing control of their video revenue to third parties. Most are not participating in Instant Articles, for example.3 reasons your content isn’t getting shared — and how to fix themJul 12, 2016 by Jayson DeMersYou’ve put time and effort into your content, but it’s not getting the traction you’d hoped for. What can you do? Columnist Jayson DeMers helps identify the underlying issue and suggests solutions.Twitter’s live TV lineup grows with three Bloomberg weekday showsJul 12, 2016 by Tim PetersonBloomberg will air three of its weekday news shows live on Twitter, and the companies will share the resulting ad revenue.In-app purchases dwarf ad revenues, as iOS App Store exceeds $71 billionJul 11, 2016 by Greg SterlingOnly 5 percent of app users make in-app purchases, yet they drive much more publisher revenue than app-based advertising.Facebook’s testing another ad-free Pages design for desktopJul 11, 2016 by Tim PetersonFacebook is testing a new look for its desktop Pages that drops right-hand ads and repositions the page’s cover photo, profile photo and navigation bar.Recent Headlines From Search Engine Land, Our Sister Site Dedicated To Search News & Information:Mobile marketing AMPlification: Content, performance and measurementEarned engagement and fragmented audiences: kickstart your process in the enterpriseRotating ad copy: What traffic are you missing out on?Google offers new hotel search filters, deal labels and airline price trackingGoogle rolling out major change to PLAs for broad product queries, among other Shopping updatesOnline Marketing News From Around The Web:Affiliate Marketing3 Tips to Use Affiliate Links on Pinterest, www.socialmediaexaminer.comAnalytics5 Things to Consider when Migrating Data Analytics to the Cloud, www.martechadvisor.comMaximising the use of your data for digital marketing, www.branded3.comMeasuring ROI Still the Top Struggle for Social Marketers, www.emarketer.comThe Biggest Challenges of Measuring Content Marketing ROI, www.marketingprofs.comBusiness IssuesBiz Stone throws his weight behind the Polaroid Swing motion photo app, techcrunch.comFacebook Taps Office 365 While Developing Own Workplace Service, www.wsj.comGoogle Gets Extension to Respond to EU Over Android Antitrust Charges, www.wsj.comGoogle just scored a bunch of new property to make its crazy dream campus come true, www.recode.netContent Marketing6 Ways to Improve Your Content’s Sharability, www.copypress.com8 Companies That Get Content Marketing, www.internetmarketingninjas.comAre You Missing this Vital Ingredient In Your Content Strategy?, unbounce.comDoes Your Content Answer Searchers’ Questions?, contentmarketinginstitute.comMissed 2016 Content Marketing Opportunities, heidicohen.comWhat a Content Marketer needs to know about Pokemon Go, www.cornwallseo.comWhat Makes Visual Content Go Viral?, www.convinceandconvert.comConversion OptimizationData-Driven CTAs for Each Stage of Your Sales Funnel, blog.kissmetrics.comHow to Build a High-Converting Marketing Funnel, www.marketingprofs.comHow to Build Strong Customer Relationships to Boost Retention, blog.crazyegg.comCopywriting, Design & UsabilityHow to Write with Power and Authority, Even if You Feel Like a Nobody, www.copyblogger.comDomainingBuy it or lose it? 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F2 Logistics dumps Iriga City, seals top quarterfinal slot

first_imgMalditas save PH from shutout MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH La Salle, Ateneo duel for all the marbles Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims “It’s going to be an awesome match-up against Cocolife,” said Cignal import Alexis Matthews, who hammered in 19 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ F2 Logistics brushed off Iriga City, 25-11, 25-17, 25-16, Saturday night to formally clinch top spot at the close of the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix elimination round at FilOil Flying V Centre.The Cargo Movers actually tied the Foton Tornadoes and Petron Blaze Boosters with similar 7-1 records but carry the highest point quotient among the leaders.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads F2 Logistics will again face Iriga City in quarterfinals.Even with a depleted lineup, Cignal HD still proved too much for Victoria Sports-UST in the first game and hammered out a 26-24, 25-16, 25-14 victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingIn the absence of injured frontliners Jovelyn Gonzaga and Rachel Anne Daquis, the HD Spikers used their experienced to the hilt and posted their fourth win in eight matches, which sealed their place in the top 4.Cignal will thus face No. 5 team Cocolife in the knockout quarterfinals starting next week. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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