I think it may well be time to begin to move 'awareness activism' like these annual 16 Day Campaigns into daily, local supportive mechanisms for actions of civil disobedience in places where these obscene acts of gender violence are occurring, says Elizabeth Kaeton in her post, Telling Secrets: Time for Civil Disobedience?
Indeed, I intend to bring up that very issue with the organizers of the 16 Day Campaign. It's going to take sustained, world-wide pressure to change cultural attitudes about women and girl children that are deeply ingrained and embedded in the psyche of many countries.
Elizabeth was reflecting on the 16 Days of Activism, the Rape of a school girl at Jules High, and an editorial by Zackie Achmat, of the Center for Law and Social Justice, which appeared in the Mail and Guardian on the rape.
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