• Submit news
  • Advertise & rates
  • Contact us

Subscribe to industry newsletters

Press offices

Enquire about a press office
Bizcommunity has over 400 industry contributors and we always welcome further contributions and contributors.
Advertise with us
Advertise & RatesMy Account
Company press officeList company
Recruitment packagesSubmit job ad
Download ratecard
CSI news

Presidential petition to declare April Sexual Assault Awareness Month

11 Dec 2013 08:52
Internationally, the month of April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Its goal is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.
In 2009, President Obama was the first US president to proclaim April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the organisation is calling on President Zuma to do the same in South Africa.

Mara Glennie, founder of TEARS (Transform Education about Rape and Sexual Abuse) is asking South Africans to sign an electronic petition to President Zuma to urge him to declare SAAM in South Africa.

"By working together and pooling our resources during the month of April, we can highlight sexual violence as a major public health, human rights and social justice issue and reinforce the need for prevention efforts."

The organisation wishes to raise 1 million signatures - to support this campaign, go to Avaaz.org.

For more information on TEARS, go to www.tears.co.za or view one of Glennie's TV interviews below.

    
 
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: This Message Board accepts no liability of legal consequences that arise from the Message Boards (e.g. defamation, slander, or other such crimes). All posted messages are the sole property of their respective authors. The maintainer does retain the right to remove any message posts for whatever reasons. People that post messages to this forum are not to libel/slander nor in any other way depict a company, entity, individual(s), or service in a false light; should they do so, the legal consequences are theirs alone. Bizcommunity.com will disclose authors' IP addresses to authorities if compelled to do so by a court of law.

Related news