The Muizenberg GBV workshop is a success
Agent Julian Jacobs explains the process of getting a domestic violence ban.PHOTO: Supplied
On Friday, October 8, Muizenberg Police, together with the Muizenberg Community Policing Forum (CPF) and local neighborhood watch groups, hosted a workshop on gender-based violence (GBV) in Seawinds.
Colonel Vassie Naidoo, the commander of the Muizenberg police station, said he was encouraged by the good participation and interest shown by the local community.
Capt Anne de Beer, who facilitated the program, gave residents an overview of what constitutes GBV.
She says she too was encouraged by the reaction of the residents, and especially the enthusiasm of the children who attended the event.
Various speakers, including Ward 67 Councilor Gerry Gordon and Vrygrond Community Leader Linamandla Deliwe of CPF, gave encouraging presentations on the scourge of GBV and its effects on the community.
The event ended with an exercise presentation by a local children’s exercise team, who delighted the audience with their discipline and coordination.
Naidoo further said that many other events will be held in the different communities of the Muizenberg compound, with a particular focus on rape and child abuse and neglect.