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1st for Women Sisters with Blisters 2015 with Jacaranda FM

Heel to heal at the 1st for Women Sisters with Blisters Protest Walk with Jacaranda FM

21 November 2015 sees the 10th anniversary of the annual Sisters with Blisters Protest Walk. This year, women, men and dogs will be uniting at Steyn City, Dainfern, to make their protests heard loud and clear: we will not stand for woman and child abuse.

The 1st for Women Sisters with Blisters Protest Walk with Jacaranda FM coincides with South Africa’s 16 Days of Activism, which begins a few days following the walk, and runs from 25 November to 10 December 2015. The first Sisters with Blisters took place in November 2006 and started because South Africans needed a platform where they could stand up and say, ‘Enough is enough!’ about woman and child abuse.

In the years from 2006 to 2014, Sisters with Blisters has raised R3 070 000. These much-needed funds go to charities such as Women and Men Against Child Abuse, and the Department of Social Development’s White Door Centre of Hope, in an effort to put a stop to abuse of women and children in South Africa, and to aid survivors of abuse.

1st for Women proudly sponsors this protest walk so that we can add our voice to the thousands of Gauteng residents who won’t tolerate woman and child abuse. As many of our clients know, one of the core areas of focus for the 1st for Women Foundation is to provide funds to charities aimed at helping victims of gender-based violence (GBV).

This protest walk is another way for us to help South African women and children overcome abuse, whether it’s preventing GBV on a community level, strengthening the services of our criminal justice system, or providing care and support to survivors.

We encourage all of our clients, their friends, and their families to participate in this year’s 1st for Women Sisters with Blisters Protest Walk with Jacaranda. Entries open on 17 October and close on 10 November 2015. Tickets can be purchased on the Sisters with Blisters website.

The walk starts at 8am, and registration takes place on 20 November 2015 between 14h00 and 20h00, or on the day between 06h00 and 08h00 at Steyn City. Find more information on this event on the 1st for Women Facebook page. Date: 21/10/2015 Venue: Steyn City, Dainfern Entry Fee: R 110.00 for 5km Walk

 

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