Beyond 16 days on Gender Violence
The celebration on 16 days of Activism against gender Violence is almost near.
I trust all is in place for us to pass this message to the society. The celebrations has been annual and mostly done on media to sensetize the community. I am left to wonder, why then so much is happening around us on GBV.
I read on one of our daily papers that an old granny age 85 years was raped by a man of 25years. How sad.
A friend is currently nursing a baby of 4years after he was raped by her auncle( we have actually carried this story in our current magazine)
Shouldnt we match to the streets and say enough is enough? Our sisters,mother and grannies are suffering. Who will come to their resque? ME and YOU!
Womans Hope will be carrying the stories on GBV. I believe most of the village cases happening are handly reported.
We want to engage writers who will be attached to all the towns to see how we can report on most the cases happening. Some people do their immoral act knowing that the law wont get them since there is no one to report the cases.
We are also planning for a marathon to be held during the celebration of 16 days of Activism against gender violence ( 28 november 2009) all are welcome.
Last year we held a walk in the streets of Nairobi and it was a success.
We really need to involve as many people as possible on this cause. I believe the marathon will attract the media attention and we will be able to pass on the message to the World. I trust it will be a success.
Lets know your plans towards these 16 days of Activism against gender violence.