The police joined hands with the Kraaifontein community to launch the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children.
The campaign officially starts today but yesterday about 500 people marched from Kraaifontein Police Station.
Cops and activists also lowered their flags to pay tribute to Phillipi-East police Constable Amanda Ladlavuka who was shot and killed on duty on Tuesday night.
Western Cape Deputy Police Commissioner Major-General Thembisile Patekile joined the march and she says it’s important for police to be a part of the campaign.
He says: “My message is for the young boys, you are the future protector of our community, and your family. If you want to fight, go to a boxing ring,but look after your grandfather and mothers.”
People made placards with anti-crime messages as well to get their no-violence message across.
Brigadier Gerda van Niekerk from Kraaifontein says: “This is an event taking place before the official launch of the campaign. There is no better place than Kraaifontein to have a campaign to stop violence against women and children.”