GSBV is everybody's responsibility

Posted December 11, 2020 from Nigeria

Current realities and circumstances have ensured that advocacy and creation of awareness about and against Gender and Sexual Based Violence majorly remain virtual.

Certainly, a lot has been achieved with respect to creating awareness on GSBV in comparison to earlier years. Even though the tide continues to rise, there are now more concerted efforts to curb it by both activists, victims and stakeholder communities. Victims now no longer keep silent, they seek help, and authorities are beginning to sow more commitment in addressing the meance.

However, a lot still remains undone, and we are sure to ensure they get done with our constant and unwavering commitment to ensure that everyone lives a life of safety, dignity and honour.

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Jill Langhus
Dec 12, 2020
Dec 12, 2020

Hello Dear Hawwah,

How are you? Thanks for sharing your video and post and raising awareness on GSBV. I'm glad that you've seen improvements in your country. I hope the trend continues.


Tamarack Verrall
Dec 12, 2020
Dec 12, 2020

Dear Hawwah,
What a strong and beautiful message you have here. And when I opened the link, more photos, video, strong statement about ending all forms of violence. It was empowering and so encouraging to watch and listen to you. Yes, we are here to stop all violence. I am glad that you spoke about the call for peace by the UN. An end to wars would open the paths to all forms of peace. I agree that our unwavering commitment to peace and the essentials of life for everyone, is what we are working for here, together.

Karen QuiƱones-Axalan
Dec 16, 2020
Dec 16, 2020

Hello, dear Hawwah,

You are right! We all need to stand up against GBV because silence is a consent. We stand with you, dear. Thank you for speaking up!

Feb 09
Feb 09

Dear Hawwah,

I applaud you for your post, and for the reminder that GSBV is everybody's responsibility.
Indeed, this practice has been going on for centuries normalized by culture and religion, but there can never be love, peace and harmony in home where GSBV reigns.
Many families and societies all over the world are crying for love, peace, justice and healing, but this will only come once the cancer of GSBV are totally eliminated.
This is a battle that requires the engagement of both women and men, including concerned authorities.
I commend you for this reminder and applaud you for your efforts in championing this campaign in your community.
More power to you Hawwah!