ABUSE affected a large number of people, ranging from children to the elderly, participants in an event to raise awareness of the 16 Days of Activism for Non-Violence Against Women and Children were told in Ezibeleni recently.
Community Works Programme supervisor Bulelwa Mgijima said relevant government departments and stakeholders had come together to solve related problems.
“Today we are here to create awareness of people who are being mistreated, who are abused at home and in the streets of their communities.”
She said the elderly often experienced abuse with family taking away their grant money.
A discussion group for men was also being organised.
“We have people who are here to talk and educate the men in our communities about the impact of abuse. We also want to assist men because they are also victims of abuse.”