Ending gender based violence.

Evelyn Chioma Joseph
Posted November 25, 2019 from Nigeria

2nd Day of the annual campaign; the #16Daysofactivism  which will be running from November 25 to December 10.

During this period, we will campaign against all forms of gender based violence and calls for equality for girls and women. 

Every woman has experienced some form of abuse , whether emotional physical or sexual . There is a definite rape culture in the language that we use which means we are responsible and can shift our ways of presenting our support to women all around the world.

Have you noticed? Rape culture is all around us. It’s pervasive and rooted in patriarchal beliefs, power and control. It normalizes and justifies sexual violence. Here’s a small action you can take that will have a big impact to end rape culture: stop using language that blames victims, objectifies women and normalizes sexual harassment. There is no excuse for rape. #orangetheworld #GenerationEquality  #16daysofActivism

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Anita Shrestha
Nov 26, 2019
Nov 26, 2019

Thank you for sharing

Nov 26, 2019
Nov 26, 2019

Dear Evelyn,
How are you? Hope all is well. I loved your orange opening image :-). It's catchy.
The countdown is really on. Thanks for the reminder and for standing with her, us and all.
Have a great day.

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Nov 26, 2019
Nov 26, 2019

Hello, Evelyn,

Yes! Thank you for adding your voice in this campaign. Do you want to submit this to our current Call for Stories #IStandWithHer in solidarity to the 16 Days campaign?

Cheers, dear! I so love the energy of our World Pulse sisters supporting this campaign on social media. Together, we can work to end violence against women and girls!

Thanks for sharing!

Corine Milano
Nov 26, 2019
Nov 26, 2019

Thank you for speaking up and sharing this action - language has so much power, and this simple shift can make such a huge difference. Thank you for sharing!

Jill Langhus
Nov 27, 2019
Nov 27, 2019

Hi Evelyn,

How are you doing, lovely? Thanks for sharing your strong graphic, commitment and message. I agree that everyone of us can make a difference every day toward ending violence and harassment. Just yesterday on Facebook there is a group that I follow called Steampunk Tendencies. I love their posts but every once in awhile they share questionable posts with women in suggestive poses so yesterday I said, "I like the design but not the sexualization." Well, within minutes I got two men mocking me but choosing laughing emojis and then one man inevitably wrote, "lighten up; don't be a libber." I was livid but I thought about it for two seconds, blocked him, hid all comments from him and reported his comment as harassment. I was impressed, however, as a man supported my comment by saying that I was free to express my opinion and that the post was sexualization. Also a couple of women chimed in to say they agreed with me, too. And, then FB removed the post from FB. I was scared at what would happen would I stood up, but enough is enough. We have to keep pushing. Yes, I could've just reported the post, which I will do next time, but otherwise, how does transformation ensue?

Nov 29, 2019
Nov 29, 2019

Very right Evelyn, by oranging the world we speak and make the message obvious to all,its been on and we will keep speaking. Thanks for shearing.

Beth Lacey
Dec 04, 2019
Dec 04, 2019

Great to see your support for this campaign

Jacqueline Namutaawe

Hello Evelyn thanks for the efforts put into the campaign and we know it will even get better this year.

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