volunteer-w-African-Global-Citizen-Year-photoSixteen families in South Africa are likely to never forget this year’s 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children Campaign.

As the campaign drew to a close on Saturday, the families—most of whom can relate to issues the campaign seeks to address—had reason to celebrate as they were given their own houses.

The 16 recipients included people with disabilities, women and orphans, all of whom received houses from the government stocked with double beds, electric stoves, irons, kitchen pots and utensils.

The 16 Days of Activism campaign, originating in 1991, has been used annually as an organizing strategy by groups around the world to call for the elimination of all forms of violence against women.

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