For 16 Days of Activism to end violence against Women and Children, Independent Media is telling the stories behind the statistics of abuse that make this global campaign so urgent.

This year we shine a spotlight on sexual harassment.  Our campaign aims to raise awareness around this form of abuse of women and to empower them to act against perpetrators, particularly those in the workplace who prey on women, dehumanise them, compromise their careers and make them feel unsafe.

We will also be calling on men to do their bit - to pledge never to sexually harass women, to call it out when they witness it and to instil values in their children that nurture, rather than harm women.

During this campaign we will feature South Africans from all walks of life - from celebrities to influential and ordinary citizens - who have come forward to support victims with the rallying cry ... Don't Look Away to end sexual harassment.

Sign the pledge and join Independent Media in fighting the scourge of sexual harassment.