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The Sharks are participating in 16 Days of Activism to raise much-needed funds and awareness to tackle Gender-Based Violence. Photo: PA.

Sharks to help tackle Gender-Based Violence into touch

The Sharks are participating in 16 Days of Activism to raise much-needed funds and awareness to tackle Gender-Based Violence.

Sharks

The Sharks are participating in 16 Days of Activism to raise much-needed funds and awareness to tackle Gender-Based Violence. Photo: PA.

The Sharks are participating in 16 Days of Activism to raise much-needed funds and awareness to tackle GBV through their “Tackling Violence Together” campaign.

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From 25 November to 10 December, for every tackle the Sharks make over the three matches played during this period, money will be raised through a ‘tackle pledge’ and donated to non-profit organisations that assist women and children who have been victims of Gender-Based Violence.

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During that period the Sharks will play home matches against the Dragons and Pau, and will be away from home against the Bulls.

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Commenting on this initiative, Sharks CEO Eduard Coetzee said: “The recent statistics around Gender Based Violence in our country and province is extremely alarming. Now more than ever we need to act against Gender-Based Violence.

“When we come together as a collective magic happens and that united spirit shone bright through the civil unrest and floods that we experienced in the last two years. We call on Sharks fans both nationally and internationally to take a stand with us in fighting Gender-Based Violence. Whether it be through spreading this message, donating funds or donating items that can assist those affected by Gender- Based Violence, any involvement and support is welcomed.”

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The Sharks have invited those interested to join them and make a ‘tackle pledge’ as they stand against the abuse of women and children.

The Tackle Pledge tiers start at as little as R10.00 per tackle.

The “Tackling Violence Together” campaign isn’t just about rugby; it’s about building a safer and more compassionate South Africa.

If you are interested in being a part of this important initiative, visit www.sharksrugby.co.za

Together we can strive for a brighter, safer tomorrow for South Africa’s women and children.

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