Ride On Speak Out

Ride on Speak out was a partnership between Harley Davidson Johannesburg, UN Women, the Secretary-General's UNiTE to End Violence against Women and 30 other sponsors to raise awareness on the need to end violence against women and girls in Southern Africa and all over the world. The epic motorcycle ride by 19 men was part of the 16 Days of Activism after 25 November 2012, International Day to end Violence against Women. The ride went through nine countries: South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Lesotho over more than 8,500 km. One of the objectives was to reach out to men and boys in order to underline their important role to prevent violence against women and girls. During the trip, the riders met with Government and UN officials, representatives from Men Groups, Women's Organizations, shelters, NGO's, the media and civil society. Upon return in South Africa, the riders were saluted by the Deputy President of South Africa.