On the 25th November 2022, the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence commenced. The Woman in Action team availed themselves through counseling to help those going through any kind of violence, be it sexual, physical or emotional. All of this was done with the aim of leading the victims to know that through God there is inner healing to overcome the wounds that are there.
During these days the UCKG Botswana went out into the community to raise awareness, joined by the YPG Mega Help project, they visited Kgale Hill Junior School and Gaborone Senior Secondary school to share testimonies of those who overcame violence and give counseling to the students.
In support of the 16 days of Activism, the WIA counsellors evangelised in the streets to raise awareness on gender-based violence. They counselled women and made them aware that there is a way out, they do not have to suffer in silence anymore.
The Women in Action volunteers in South Africa took a firm stand against gender-based violence. They evangelised on the streets, giving out fliers in support of the 16 days of Activism campaign. They also counselled women exposed to abuse, whether directly or indirectly to help them break the chains of abuse that have been binding many women's lives.
The WIA team in collaboration with the YPG, visited Riverlea High School to bring awareness about trauma and abuse, with emphasis on bullying. They shared tips with the learners on what they can do to combat bullying.
Every year during Women’s month, Women in Action (WiA) visit correctional centres, motivating those who are awaiting trial or have been sentenced to learn from their mistakes and assuring them that although they have been removed from society, they have not been forgotten.
The Women in Action teams visited the Kgosi Mampuru Correctional Centre in Pretoria, North End Correctional Centre in Port Elizabeth and Pollsmore Correctional Centre in Cape Town.
The WIA team in Kenya visited an orphanage in Kibera which is considered one of the biggest slums in Africa. They donated food parcels and enjoyed a fun-filled day with different activities.