As part of consolidating efforts to elevate the voices of women, children and the disabled affected by crime, the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) will commemorate 16 Days of Activism of No Violence Against Women and Children on Thursday, 26 November 2015, in Thohoyandou in Limpopo.
DCS will address issues related to gender-based violence from a victim and perpetrator’s perspective, under the theme: “Count me in: together moving a non-violent South Africa forward”. As part of an integrated approach, inclusive of both offenders and officials, the event will also include the commemoration of World Aids Day and International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
Focus areas will entail inmates and officials discussing adherence to HIV/AIDS as well as TB treatment, and the challenges experienced by persons with disabilities in accessing services and programmes.
The department’s intervention programmes and projects are also geared towards enhancing offender development, as well as rehabilitation of offenders convicted for committing crimes of violence.
Media is invited to cover the event. Details are as follows:
Date: Thursday, 26 November 2015
Venue: Thohoyandou Correctional Centre (Matatshe), Limpopo Province
Time: 9h30 for 10h00
We wish to request media attending to please confirm attendance, by sending their full name, ID or passport number and mobile number to Mesia Hlungwani at Mesia.Hlungwani@dcs.gov.za or 082 070 6909, by no later than Wednesday, 25 November 2015.
Cell: 083 644 4050
SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN OFFICIAL NEWS