Continuous Sensitization through the Media

Mercy Kusi
Posted November 22, 2020 from Cameroon

 As much as it's being emphasized that there is no justifiable reason to Gender based violence,I believe that,some perpetrators of GBV act out of ignorance and there are others who have been groomed to see women as objects because of the patriarchal systems in most of our communities. Such men make up a reasonable percentage of the male population as such the need for them to be properly educated on how they ought to treat women and girls. 

  As a media practitioner,I make it a commitment to put at the disposal of my audience,content that relate to GBV and how it affects its victims.

 This could be through news reports or radio talk shows that I anchor,where I bring on board Gender activists and counsellors to share their experiences and stories of survivors.

 By talking about GBV on the media,I am certain that the message reaches many people who get the right orientation as to how they relate with women.In some instances,my guests are given the latitude to highlight the rights of women and girls and the legal implications if they are trampled upon.

  I long to see the silence against GBV broken because it's a major battle in the war against Gender based violence.

This story was submitted in response to Sharing Solutions: Ending GBV.

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Nini Mappo
Nov 23, 2020
Nov 23, 2020

Hello Mercy,
Than you for sharing on the important work you are doing to combat GBV. It is great that you are aware of the influence you can have and are using the digital tools and spaces at your disposal to keep a sister safe!

Mercy Kusi
Nov 23, 2020
Nov 23, 2020

Thank you Nini

Karen QuiƱones-Axalan
Nov 26, 2020
Nov 26, 2020

Hello, Mercy,

How are you doing? Welcome back to World Pulse! Kudos to you for using your voice as a media practitioner to spread awareness against GBV! That's an important thing. Keep it up, dear sister. We stand with you!

Mercy Kusi
Nov 29, 2020
Nov 29, 2020

Thanks for the kind words Karen

Jennifer Zeng
Nov 26, 2020
Nov 26, 2020

Dear Mercy,

Thank you for sharing your story. It is wonderful that you are using your network, your influence to increase the awareness of the war against GBV and make the world a better one!

Mercy Kusi
Nov 29, 2020
Nov 29, 2020

Thanks Jennifer. Greetings from Cameroon