VIOLENCE CAN END WHEN PERPETRATORS AND VICTIMS LAERN

lizzymark
Posted December 4, 2019 from Nigeria

When both victims and perpetrators learn to respect and honor each other. When a boy sees a girl out there who is not related to him in any way but chooses to protect her by respecting her and keeping her safe another elsewhere will keep his sister safe and protect her and same for the girls towards the boys. Today I shared this with a school in my community and it was awesome, I said to them as the saying goes in Nigeria "When you see something, Say something" they should not  be silent when they see or notice violence around or happening to them and they should not do same to anyone. When we all do this we then can hope for a better world without violence or abuse of any kind. And to the  ladies,i said they should not expose themselves to anyone to violate. We also spoke on barriers that can make the potentials of young boys and girls go unfulfillef.Abuse was one out of many other points discussed as a barrier to young boys and girls realising their dreams.

This we were able to do with the support of Girls Education Mission International in line with the #Iampossible campaign lunched on the 25th of November by the organization which was led by my boss and mentor Keturah Shama.

We will keep speaking until violence is no longer comfortable in our world and will have to leave.

#IstandwithHer against violence.

This story was submitted in response to Gender-Based Violence.

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maeann
Dec 04, 2019
Dec 04, 2019

Hi Lizzymark,

Thank you for sharing your org campaign.

I support on what you said and I quote: "We will keep speaking until violence is no longer comfortable in our world and will have to leave"

I stand with you #IStandWithHer

lizzymark
Dec 08, 2019
Dec 08, 2019

Sure,thanks dear

Anita Shrestha
Dec 04, 2019
Dec 04, 2019

You are true dear.

lizzymark
Dec 08, 2019
Dec 08, 2019

Thank you

Wusufor
Dec 05, 2019
Dec 05, 2019

Dear Lizzy(name),
You are working very hard. It's all over you. The vim. The zeal etc. Keep it up by putting more smiles on their faces.
How are you? Is life treating you good?
Regards

lizzymark
Dec 08, 2019
Dec 08, 2019

Thanks name,we in it together.

Jill Langhus
Dec 06, 2019
Dec 06, 2019

Hi Lizzy,

What a great photo, post and message. I agree, if everyone was watching out for others and spoke up when they see something, what a different world we would be living in. Hope you're doing well, and having a great Friday?!

lizzymark
Dec 08, 2019
Dec 08, 2019

So great Jill,thank you

Jill Langhus
Dec 09, 2019
Dec 09, 2019

You're welcome, dear:-)

XX

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 06, 2019
Dec 06, 2019

Hello, dear Lizzy,

I love to see the smiles on these children with the #IamPossible signs. Congrats to you and Keturah for making this event successful. Yes, boys should be educated as well. Please keep up this great work! Thank you for sharing!

lizzymark
Dec 08, 2019
Dec 08, 2019

Thank you Karen,hope you are good

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 10, 2019
Dec 10, 2019

Hello, dear. Yes, I am doing well. Thank you. You're welcome, too. Have a great day!

Chidimma
Mar 17
Mar 17

Yes my sister Lizzy, we will keep speaking until the perpetrators know how is feels to be violeted.
Thanks for sharing.

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