NORTHERN CAPE – Women’s month under the theme “Generation Equality: Realising women’s rights for an equal future”, comes at an extremely difficult and challenging time in our country as we are fighting the COVID 19 pandemic with the rest of the world.
At the same time gender based violence and femicide has reached a fever pitch during this period.
In an effort to address these issues, members of Galeshewe FCS teamed up with the SAPS Diving unit and Life Line to address females and empower themselves today, 14 August 2020 at the Galeshewe police station.
During the information session, Sgt Arrie Strydom and Sgt Rooies De Bruin gave a first aid demonstration to enable women to help themselves and assist victims when faced with a medical emergency.
Members from Life Line, Phillip vd Berg and Charmaine Williams, addressed the attendees on the services they render to the community as well as victims. They engaged with the attendees on practising safe sexual behaviour and to not be afraid to voice their fears.
Lt Col Marli Strydom, Unit Commander of Galeshewe FCS addressed the attendees on Gender Based Violence and encouraged them to get involve and report crime. A group discussion on Gender Based Violence followed and all the attendees participated.
Members of TN Fitness who are conducting community events such as Take a girl child to work, also gave valuable insight into and feedback on their experiences.
This session is the start of building a strong and valuable relationship between Galeshewe FCS, Life Line and Team TN Fitness in order to serve the community effectively.
Brig Nicky Mills, the Provincial Head of FCS in the Northern commended the unit for the multi-disciplinary approach followed to address gender based violence in the community and expressed his gratitude to the external role-players who participated in the session. End

Source: South African Police Service

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