A landmark Solidarity and Sensitization walk against rape: A determined synergy

Marie Abanga
Posted November 10, 2019 from Cameroon

And the 9th of November came to pass. I am still doing some rest and recuperation (em supposed to be doing - but studies call o my). anyways I wanted to share some pictures and a brief video.

My world pulse sister @Rahel Randy was there to support me, and we had over 70 people including 4 kids. I am so grateful, and I know our synergy TARape or Together Against Rape is very determined. We may have been only two associations organizing all the way this time around, but we are marching on.

In total, we distributed 500 flyers, hung 3 banners in the air, and fixed 10 stickers all over the city. The message is #notorape #stoprapeo #thereishope #stopthestigma #noisno #tarape

I was honoured to have 17 volunteers, who even agreed for a meet up at the main muster point last sunday

Indeed, I am so grateful for all moral and financial support

The administration was represented all the way by the Divisional officer's personal assistant, the red cross honoured our invitation and even mother nature was kind.

To me and as many more expressed later on, the walk was a success.

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ANJ ANA
Nov 10
Nov 10

Dear Marie,
Congratulations for your efforts and the collaborations. Its so good to see the update and progress. Keep it up.
best regards,
anjana

Marie Abanga
Nov 12
Nov 12

Dear Anj Anna,

Thank you so much. Yes, I will.

Marie

Tamarack Verrall
Nov 10
Nov 10

Wow, Marie!
What a successful and important event. I am sure mother Nature was determined to shine on you. It is powerful to know abut it, and to see the photos and videos makes it so real across distance. How great too that World Pulse sister Rahel Randy was there with you. I love all those photos, the videos, your logo TARape. Especially you with your T-shirt. Big congrats on this action.
In sisterhood,
Tam

Marie Abanga
Nov 10
Nov 10

Dear Tam,

Thank you so much. It was a successful event and I am so proud of us all who worked so hard to make it a success. I felt like Maya Angelou, knowing I had a tribe of support carrying me on their shoulders.
In sisterhood
Marie

Tamarack Verrall
Nov 11
Nov 11

I love the image. Yes, you are a "Great", as Maya Angelou was, and will always be.

Marie Abanga
Nov 12
Nov 12

Thank you Tam

Lisbeth
Nov 10
Nov 10

I saw all your posts on Facebook. So splendid! The way you went all the way with the exercise I have no doubt you needed rest haha ;-)

Marie Abanga
Nov 10
Nov 10

Dear Lizzy,
Thank you so much. Yes, that's how passionate a person I am o.
loads of love

Hello, Sis Marie,

You and Rahel did a great job of campaigning against rape. Congratulations to all of you 70 champions plus the children!

I could see that you really planned for this day with those t-shirts and your red hair. You are amazing!

Marie Abanga
Nov 12
Nov 12

Dear Karen,

Thank you so much. Oh yes I did put in my soul because a victory for me. Am grateful for the the energy.

Marie

You're welcome, dear. Great job! It was all worth it.

Jill Langhus
Nov 11
Nov 11

Hello Dear Marie,

Wow! You're so organized.... love it!! I love your awesome "microphone," and red hair, too:-) Oh, but you have to start somewhere, dear! I'm sooo impressed and proud of you and Rahel! Woo-hoo. Great way to start the trend and awareness train:-) Wow! You got the Red Cross to approve your walk, too?

Oh, your PR, and second video are very good, too!

Keep up the great work, but rest now, dear:-)

XX

Marie Abanga
Nov 12
Nov 12

Dear Jill,

Oh yes I am an organized freak. I took it personal you know and indeed I had to start somewhere o. The Red cross come if they align with the cause and well if you pay the fee hahaha.

Thanks so much for all

Jill Langhus
Nov 13
Nov 13

Oh, ha:-) I didn't realize that. It makes sense, though.

Yes, I can imagine, dear. I know:-)

Oh, very good!!

You're welcome! What are you up to this week:-)

XX

Beth Lacey
Nov 11
Nov 11

This is great work and great for you to have a World Pulse sister join you.

Marie Abanga
Nov 12
Nov 12

Dear Beth,

Thank you so much. Yes I really appreciated her presence.

Anita Shrestha
Nov 11
Nov 11

Dear Sister
you are great and doing great work

Marie Abanga
Nov 12
Nov 12

Dear Anita,

Thanks sis

Ngobesing Linda
Dec 02
Dec 02

Great Job Marie! I saw a few of these pictures on social media platform and I was so inspired by the initiative. Keep going.It will be nice to know when you have any future campaigns, I would like to join,plus I host a few radio programs on National radio where I can actually make these events public,am just a text away.
Have a nice day

Marie Abanga
Dec 04
Dec 04

Dear Linda,

Thank you so much. Please let me find you on Facebook. There is so much possibility of collaboration so we impact more.
Have a great day too