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FIGHT AGAINST GENDER BASED VIOLENCE STILL HIGH-GENDER ACTIVIST

Written by on November 25, 2021

Gender Activist Nsama Musonda Kearns has charged that the fight against Gender Based Violence still has a long way to go especially for the girl child who is deeply affected and more defenceless.

Ms Kearns notes that the continued cases of early marriages as well as early unplanned pregnancies show that it is difficult to win the fight against GBV without involving young girls in various programmes.

She adds that it is sad that women have continued to be victims of GBV, noting that a classic case in point is the reduced number of women in political office due to the bullying and harassment directed at them.

She further adds that, as the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence is being observed, the voices of women should be heard but should prompt action to be taken, while an inclusive environment should be created for women and girls to participate freely.

The United Nations is marking the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence from 25 November to 10 December 2021, under the global theme set by the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE campaign: “Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now!”

By Monica Aba Baidoo


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