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ORANGE DAY GENDER BASED AWARENESS CAMPAIGN: LICHTENBURG
2022/05/30      |  Written By:  Sergeant N Ngisi   |   Province:  North West

In a bid to raise awareness on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) related concerns, Lichtenburg police station launched the “Orange Day Campaign” that will become a permanent tradition in the station.

The occasion is said to be witnessed on the 25th of every month commencing from May 2022. This after the growing statistics of GBV incidents in and around Lichtenberg. These horrendous crimes continue to set a dreadful mark in the lives of many and in the process, leaving a lot of people scarred, not just physically but emotionally as well. With this campaign, the alarming growth of GBV incidents must be put to a stop.

The response to the launch was astounding as employees were dressed in pieces of orange to signify the purpose behind the campaign. During the parade, Crime Prevention intern Nolitha Ngisi, read out the theme of the month, “Violence against even one human being is violence against all.’’ The latter was welcomed and quoted placards were put on notice boards. Furthermore, sixty orange decorated masks were distributed to all employees.

In commemorating the lives that have succumbed to domestic violence and those still living under the cruelties, Lieutenant Colonel Olivier asked the staff to reach out by providing aid to those who need police assistance and encourage members of the community to report abuse timeously.

A permanent feature that includes orange ribbons and material were ornamented in the station’ surroundings as a remembrance to many that; it is never too late to report GBV and that SAPS Lichtenburg stands against any form of violence.

 

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Lichtenburg police station launched the “Orange Day Campaign”
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Lichtenburg police station launched the “Orange Day Campaign”