STOP Violence Against Women
November 25th marks the beginning of 16 days of activism to end violence against women and children around the world. According to this video 90% of Kenyan women are abused from childhood – and 60 % are in abusive marriages/relationships.
It is unacceptable that people are being treated like this and we need to protest and work towards change. Violence against anyone is a crime.
These 16 days are going to be eventful for Kenya, with World Aids day on the 1st of December, the International Day for Disabled Persons on the 3rd, Human Rights Day on the 10th. Also COVAW (Coalition Of Violence Against Women) plan to launch their National Campaign Strategy within the 16 days. This year also marks the 10th anniversary of the United Nations formal recognition of November 25th as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
What can you do?
There is so much ordinary people, people like you or me, can do to help us move a little closer to a world free of violence against women.
- Wear the White Ribbon to show people you don’t support violence against women and raise a little awareness.
- Find out about local events and activities hosted for the 16 days of activism and participate!
- Volunteer for Non-governmental Organizations or community groups who support abused women and children. A lot of the organizations that help victims and survivors of abuse need assistance form the public.
- Donate some money to organizations working to end violence against women and children. You could make a donation to the Foundation For Human Rights, or find a more local organization.
- SPEAK OUT against woman and child abuse. Encourage victims to challenge and report abuse. Raise awareness, tell your friends, family, colleagues…
- Blog about it, Facebook it, Tweet it! find out what can be done in your local community and tell your neighbor.
We can put an end to woman and child abuse.
- A news report on violence against women in the Congo by Peter Greste
- COVAW (coalition Of Violence Against Women)
- A true story of domestic violence against a kenyan woman by Amina Mohammed
- Information on what South Africa is doing for the 16 days and how you can get involved. and events in south africa.
- Stories related to the 16 days of activism.
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