Let’s help End Gender-Based Violence:
#SussexSquad as you all know, the #DukeandDuchessofSussex highlighted Gender-based violence as a prominent issue they are interested in working on ending during their last tour #SussexRoyalTour #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica. #GBV against women&girls is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world. It includes physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, threats, coercion, economic or educational deprivation. #Sussexsquad Let’s talk about it & join the fight to #EndGBV
There are so many kinds of GBV that are not taken seriously but have serious consequences; Emotional abuse, psychological abuse & economic abuse are invisible but dangerous forms of violence that many women endure. Violence is unacceptable and we must speak against it.
Gender-Based Violence is not just a ‘women’s issue’, but an issue that concerns all men too. Harry has been a feminist & advocates for gender equality before his marriage. He has spoken about the need for more men to speak up! No wonder they make a great team!
Globally, as many as 38% of murders of women are committed by an initiate partner. This must end! To many that suffer in silence & fear, today we stand with you! Reach out for help & take back your power! See link. We’ll be sharing info to help you.
Many people believe that catcalling, insisting on collecting phone numbers and other personal information, following women and girls, etc is a ‘compliment’. But these behaviours make women and girls feel uncomfortable, unsafe and threatened. Sexual harassment is not a compliment!
http://bit.ly/2IP7nI2 for the top ten organizations in Africa that are working to end Gender-based violence and are supporting women affected.
Let’s be #ForcesForChange by educating ourselves and see what more we can do individually in our communities to help end Gender-Based Violence! Be #ChangeMakers
Check out Rafiki Mwema whose aim is to helps those vulnerable children who are victims of sexual abuse in Kenya. They were one of 15 charities named as Forces For change in August by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex