Hello Beautiful Members of GBV Group!

Nakinti
Posted August 19, 2015 from Cameroon
Nakinti talking to women in Leadership positions in Menchum Division:
How to make their voices heard and actions visible online. World Pulse was my focus!

Hello lovely World Pulse members! I am Nakinti Besumbu Nofuru, founder and CEO of Rescue Women – Cameroon. A not-for-profit organization that was born out of the very impactful training I received as a Voices of Our Future (VOF) student in 2013. I have both degrees (B.Sc. and Masters) and experience in Women and Gender. Those are not enough, it is commonly said that learning is a continuous process and experience is the best teacher; I am counting on the unique experiences of all the members of this group.

I am an Online Community Champion for the newly created Gender Based Violence Group. Let’s face it, one of the biggest issue that affect women from Africa to Asia, Europe to America, not leaving out Australia, is Gender-Based Violence. From rape in Democratic Republic of Congo, to intimate partner killings in Canada, gender based violence is increasingly becoming a global issue. Millions of girls and women the world over experience rape, female genital mutilation, battery, forced and early marriage, breast and human ironing, sexual harassment, commercial sexual exploitation, trafficking of young girls/women, feticide, sexual abuse of female children, public humiliation, just to name a few. All such sufferings of the female gender led PLAN, an international child centered organization to carefully coin all these in one phrase “Because I am a girl.” Let me ask us all: What crime did we commit to be born as women?” Let’s not dwell on the question, let’s focus on the solution!

The Gender Based Violence community can’t be timely enough. It is offering an experience to solutions focused platform where women would use their experience as springboards to reach long lasting solutions. We build on three very important backdrops (1) sharing (2) sharing and (3) Sharing. Ladies and gentlemen, let’s share; share your experiences, share others’ experiences, share solutions. Remember, a problem shared is a problem half solved. Who knows where a solution may come from? Let’s continually build the spirit of sisterhood; where everyone is being a sister’s keeper. Offer a leaning shoulder and a crying ear to a fellow sister. Offer a solution and let’s all the change that we want to see.

Fellow sisters/brothers, there is a sit for everyone in this GBV group ship, hop in early enough so that we get to our destination on time.

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Lisa Anderson
Aug 19, 2015
Aug 19, 2015

Dear Nakinti,

Your words are soulful and moving! We are so lucky to have you as a Community Champion of this group. This line really resonated with me: "The Gender Based Violence community can’t be timely enough. It is offering an experience to solutions focused platform where women would use their experience as springboards to reach long lasting solutions." I love your focus on sharing and seeking solutions collectively. Thank you so much for all of your energy and enthusiasm. Shine on, Nakinti!

Warm regards,

Lisa

Nakinti
Aug 22, 2015
Aug 22, 2015

Hello Lisa,

I am so happy to have you all, supporting us as we do what we can in this group. I am really very excited to push things forward in the best possible way.

Thank you Lisa, and best wishes

Nakinti

Eliza Gilmore
Aug 19, 2015
Aug 19, 2015

Wow, Nakinti! I'm inspired and moved by your post here. We are so lucky to have you leading the way in this group and I can already tell you are going to rally World Pulse community members together -- men and women alike -- to begin the discussion, encourage thought partnership, and build solutions. I can't wait to be a part of this journey and will be supporting you 100% along the way. Here's to the adventure ahead!

Warm Regards,

Eliza 

Nakinti
Aug 22, 2015
Aug 22, 2015

Hello Eliza,

Thank you! I am glad you are joining the morning train so that we can get to that desired destination. Let's go!

Love and love. Nakinti

Olanike
Aug 22, 2015
Aug 22, 2015

Dear Nakinti,

Congratulations to you on becoming a community champion for the GBV group. Your introductory post is just as powerful as it is motivating, and I look forward to being a part  of all the sharing and learning that will happen in the group; which will undoubtedly lead to the discovery/emergence of long lasting solutions to the hdra headed problem of GBV. Thank you so much for reminding us to focus on the solution. It's the way to go, my sister from Cameroon!

Much love and best wishes to you and your co-moderators.

Olanike Olugboji.

Nakinti
Aug 22, 2015
Aug 22, 2015

Hello Greengirl, my sister from Nigeria,

Thank you for encouraging me with such powerful words. You inspire me strongly. Together we can move mountains...Let's start the push.

Wishing you the best in everything you lay your fingers on.

Love. Nakinti

juliethmaya
Aug 25, 2015
Aug 25, 2015

Thank you, thank you! Nakinti. Your words are true, and at a most need it time. We cannot stop working on raise awareness to all the micro-violence around and in us. I celebrate a group ready to point them out, make questions and challenge the structure for the best of all. Well said "a problem shared is a problem half solved." — Let's work together on the other half!

JM

Nakinti
Aug 25, 2015
Aug 25, 2015

Thank you very much Juliethmaya, I am counting on your support -- we can do this.

One love.

Nakinti

Tamarack Verrall
Sep 30, 2015
Sep 30, 2015

Dear Nakinti,

Thank you for taking on champion leadership for this critically important group. I feel immediately welcomed by your warmth and your vision of the possibilities through our sharing information and ideas, globally. I promise a life long commitment to ending violence against women, and am so grateful to be able to be part of this group.

With love in sisterhood,

Tam