Picture: Kelly Khumalo / Instagram

Singer and songwriter Kelly Khumalo has gone onto social media to share pictures of bruises she received from an alleged abusive relationship when her first child Christian (7) was only a few weeks old.

This is her contribution to help victims of abuse during thid years 16 Days of Activisism For no violence Against Women  and Children. The Dance Comigo singer said, “Get out while you still can, close all doors possible and never look back.”

WHAT IS THE 16 DAYS ACTIVISM?
  • It is a WORLDWIDE Campaign to OPPOSE VIOLENCE against WOMEN and CHILDREN
  • It aims to raise awareness of the NEGATIVE impact that VIOLENCE and ABUSE have on WOMEN and CHILDREN and to RID society of ABUSE PERMANENTLY
WHEN DOES THE CAMPAIGN TAKE PLACE?
  • The 16 Days of Activism Campaign is held from 25 November to 10 December every year
  • However, the success of this campaign rests on our daily individual and collective actions to safeguard our society against this cycle of abuse
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CAUSES OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN?
It stems from the low status of women in the home and in society
It happens when men abuse POWER and positions of authority in order to CONTROL women and children
WHAT IS ABUSE?
Any form of behaviour that causes:
  • fear
  • bodily harm
  • a person to do things against their will

WHERE TO GET HELP
SAPS Crime Stop
Tel: 08600 10111
Gender -Based Violence Command Centre
Tel: 0800 428 428
Tel: 0800 GBV GBV
Stop Gender Violence Helpline
Tel: 0800 150 150
sms *120*7867# from any cell phone
Family and Marriage Society of South Africa (FAMSA)
Tel: (011) 975 7107
Childline
Tel: 08000 55 555
National Crisis Line
Tel: 086 132 2322
SA National Council for Child Welfare
Tel: 011 339 5741

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