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HIV/AIDS Centre hosts Silent Protest

HIV/AIDS Centre hosts Silent Protest

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As part of its mission to end gender and sexual violence, the Durban University of Technology’s HIV/AIDS Centre will host a Silent Protest march on Friday this week (21 August 2015).

The protest, which is being held in collaboration with the Aids Healthcare Foundation, will start with a public gathering at the DUT Ritson Campus at 8h30. At the gathering, participants will be briefed on the proceedings of the day and given T-shirts with messages of solidarity. Participants will then be transported to King DinuZulu Park (opp DUT City Campus) where the march will start and end at the Durban City Hall.

The University will be the first institution in KZN to host this kind of event and it aims to make it an annual program. The Silent Protest is a proudly South African anti-rape and sexual violence protest with a growing number of satellite events in various tertiary institutions throughout the country. The march seeks to raise awareness around the epidemic of Gender-Based Violence and to support survivors of abuse who have been rendered silent by their experiences.

All who would like to participate are urged to sign up by Thursday the 20th by emailing: HivandAids@dut.ac.za or contact (031) 373 2260/2257.

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