In SOUTH AFRICA a green ribbon represents the hidden bruises and scars which are carried by abused children for a lifetime. We would like to encourage all South Africans to wear a green ribbon this week to celebrate Child Protection week.
By wearing a green ribbon we hope:
- to create awareness of the high incidence of child abuse in our communities
- to make the community, all parents, child educators and carers aware of child abuse that may be taking place in their own environments.
- to encourage them to familiarise themselves with the signs of abuse and the steps they should take in those circumstances, where to go to report the crime and where to go for help.
Abused children need our love, care and support.
We, as a nation, need to unite behind them to
SAY NO TO CHILD ABUSE
SAY YES TO CHILD PROTECTION!