I have decided to join the “Thursdays in Black” campaign. It started many years ago in South America and has spread around the world. I was introduced to it by a colleague who works with Diakonia Council of Churches - www.diakonia.org.za. The campagin invites people to wear black on Thursdays “towards a world without rape and violence” - especially violence against women. Since discovering that one in four south african men (in my province) confessed to having raped a women (read my reflection here) I have been keen to explore ways to both heighten awareness and reduce the threat that our society is to women and children.
Will you join me?
You can read about the history of this movement here and here and here. You can also read the executive summary of the research conducted by the Medical Research Council here.