Brighton Beach FCS unit empowers hostel residents

The Jacobs Hostel was abuzz with Brighton Beach SAPS police, who interacted with hostel residents while campaigning against the scourge of gender-based violence, recently.

Brighton Beach FCS Acting Unit Commander Cpt Musawenkosi Zikalala and his team have joined forces with Cpt Louise Le Roux to welcome vulnerable groups as part of the society’s leaflet distribution campaign. They were also accompanied by community safety and liaison volunteers, Noxolo Shinga and Samkelisiwe Miya.

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Lt. Col. Sibusiso Nsele from the FCS KZN provincial office made an appearance during the campaign. “Residents, who spoke with officers, were asked to report incidents of gender-based violence as well as child and elder abuse. Pedagogical information packs have been prepared for this initiative. The folders contained information guides on domestic violence, rape awareness, child abuse, elder abuse and victim empowerment. A total of 1,250 brochures were distributed during the collaboration,” said Cpt Le Roux, who created the information packs.

She added that recipients were encouraged to use the services of support organizations when they were abused and their numbers were displayed on the back of the leaflets provided.

“Through this collaboration, the Brighton Beach Domestic Violence Child Protection and Sexual Offenses (FCS) Unit has achieved the strategic goals of the organization. This was done by organizing a campaign that had educational value while empowering the residents of Jacobs Hostel,” said Cpt Le Roux in conclusion.

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