OVERVIEW OF THE PARK
The 2018 16 Days of Activism campaign was launched yesterday under theme:#HearMeToo: End Violence against Women and Children.
South Africa boasts hosts of legislation and policies that affirm the rights of all including women and children. These rights do not necessarily translate into reality in the lives of people who still face systemic and endemic forms of violence. More than half of women murdered in South Africa are killed by their intimate partners; and women and gender non-conforming people remain over-represented amongst the hungry, homeless and the poor.
On this fifth anniversary of our former President Nelson Mandela, many continue pay tribute to his life, his legacy and the contribution he made, not only to South Africa, but to mankind. Freedom Park will honour our former President with a Reconciliation Walk, starting at Freedom Park and concluding at Voortrekker Monument.