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Every Thursday, people around the world wear black as a symbol of strength and courage, representing our solidarity with victims and survivors of violence, and calling for a world without gender-based violence.

Thursdays in Black encourages everyone, men and women, to wear black every Thursday. This can be a campaign T-shirt, other black clothing or simply a campaign badge as a sign of support. Wearing black on Thursdays shows others that you are tired of putting up with violence, and calls for communities where we can all walk safely without fear. The campaign recognises that violence takes many forms, including domestic violence, sexual assault, rape, incest, femicide, female infanticide, genital mutilation, sexual harassment, discrimination and sex trafficking.

Thursdays in Black focuses on ways that individuals can challenge attitudes and change behaviour to end gender-based violence. It provides an opportunity for people to become part of a worldwide movement which enables the despair, pain and anger about rape and other forms of violence to be transformed into political action.

WWSOSA involvement

CABSA became involved in the Thursdays in Black campaign in 2012 and has been actively promoting the campaign ever since which is supported by individuals, churches, denominations and organisations worldwide, with WWSOSA spearheading the campaign in South Africa.

We encourage you to support and formally adopt this initiative by emailing communications@wwosa.org.za


You can order materials or print your own from the materials provided.