I really do appreciate the efforts made by organizations to train people on gender based violence. In our context of war/ socio political crisis,there are a lot of safe spaces and child friendly spaces created and awareness on GBV is being raised especially to those who frequent these spaces. I had a little chat with some students girls to see if they have any knowledge on GBV . They knew just the obvious rape. I tried to find out if they are given talks in school on GBV and the answer was no. We are in a crisis situation where we experience black outs for longer hours,limited internet bandwidth ,all these limits awareness on GBV. Maybe talks on GBV can be given to ongoing schools where possible in our community. Education and empowerment for me is a solution to fight against gender based violence. The government should tighten the penalty for perpetrators instead of pushing blames on victims.
This story was submitted in response to Sharing Solutions: Ending GBV.