NUM calls for an end to gender-based violence

File: Councillors at the Sinoville Crisis Centre in Pretoria reported the alarming rise in incidents.

File: Councillors at the Sinoville Crisis Centre in Pretoria reported the alarming rise in incidents.

JOHANNESBURG – The National Union of Metalworkers has added its voice to calls for an end to gender-based violence.

The NUM said efforts to eradicate abuse against women and children should not stop with the end of the 16 Days campaign.

The union has called for ongoing discussions in the fight against gender-based violence.

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Activists have also appealed to South African men to be part of the solution.

Abubakar Sebeela, HIV Prevention and Research Coordinator said,"This is a call to us as men to do three things that are very important.

"One we need to reflect about our actions, two we need to allow woman to champion the struggle of gender-based violence and we as men need to sit back and learn from women. Three is also to understand that the first step to solving a problem is admission."