Pupils back Powa campaign

Pupils and staff at Howick High School wore purple ribbons on Thursday, September 5, to create awareness for the #enddomesticsilence campaign by People Opposing Women Abuse (Powa), aimed at bringing attention to the abuse suffered by women and children.

Powa was formed in 1979 by a group of women volunteers to provide referral services and shelter to women experiencing domestic violence. With more than 30 years of history, it is today considered an expert on women’s rights issues. Powa is consulted by the private sector, government and civil society on educational and decision-making matters pertaining to women’s safety and enjoyment of their rights.

Howick High past pupil Sixolile Ngcobo (class of 1995), chairperson of the Powa Women’s Writing Project Editorial Board, says, “Breaking the silence on violence against women and children is everyone’s business – take action now”.

To learn more about the services offered by Powa and how you can make a donation to support the organisation’s work, visit www.powa.co.za or their social media pages. #enddomesticsilence #powa