This plan was developed in follow-up to the May 2006 365 Days of Action to End Gender Violence Conference that adopted the Kopanong Declaration in which a broad cross section of South Africans committed to a joint campaign for eradicating this gross human rights violation. The Kopanong Declaration envisaged that each year the Sixteen Day campaign on gender violence would become a platform both to heighten awareness and take stock of gaps and achievements, to ensure sustained, measurable efforts to end gender violence.
A task team comprising representatives of government and civil society met to elaborate on the first action plan to stretch the Sixteen Day campaign into a year long campaign addressing all aspects of gender violence: prevention, response and support.
The plan was being launched on 8 March, International Women’s Day, 2007.
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