To oppose sexual violence and change begins with me

valem
Posted November 25, 2020 from Tanzania
Nandembo students during

Covid-19 was unveiled in March in Tanzania the community said the disease is for those living in major cities such as Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Arusha and Tanga. Reports began to circulate that even in rural areas the catastrophe had occurred as those in large cities returned to the countryside.

I saw the stigma increase at a very high rate there is no handshake anymore, people are not going to visit each other,  in church there were new procedures.

I have a project visit girls in high school with them we discuss  the proper way to identify the sources of violence they will be experiencing and the appropriate action to take on acts of violence at the household level, on their way to and from school, or in the community. such as having someone/friendship with parents she  trust who will be able to take on  her challenges and help her figure out the right way to solve them.

Technology should be an advocate for victims by addressing acts of violence and identifying appropriate ways to combat such acts.

Second I Provide education to inspire girls to see big dreams and the power to bring about their personal and collective development in society . I often use role model Tanzanian women who have done well as vice president Samia Suluhu,  Deputy speaker Tulia Akson,  Minister  of Health ,community development Gender Elderly and Children Ummy Mwalimu they work is remarkable one.

Third Having life and reproductive health techniques on my topics to build girls' self-esteem, confidence and voice

 Myself I see the progress at household level as little by little case of violence are reporting to the authority and few are willing to witness   and my hope is at government as policy makers ,has moved services to the people with the presence of a gender desk police and social welfare officers has facilitated places to deploy acts of violence.

 

 

 

 

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

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Jill Langhus
Nov 25, 2020
Nov 25, 2020

Hello Valentina, dear,

How are you doing? Thanks for sharing your post, raising awareness on what is going on in your country, but also for providing solutions for real problems, too.

Hope you have a good, safe rest of your week.

valem
Nov 26, 2020
Nov 26, 2020

hell Jill how are you sister?
am good and keep smiling with my community. Thanks so much for your comment ,it always gives me courage continue with my movement for Tunduru girls.

Jill Langhus
Nov 27, 2020
Nov 27, 2020

Hello dear,

I'm well, thanks. Great to hear:-) That's lovely.

You're welcome. I'm glad to hear it!

Hope you have a great, safe weekend. XX

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Nov 26, 2020
Nov 26, 2020

Hello, Valem,

Kudos to you, dear sister, for intentionally reaching our high school girls and educating them on how to properly identify sources of violence and for showing them female leaders they can emulate. We're proud of you! Keep doing this important work! Great job in sharing a hopeful future for girls in Tanzania!

Thank you for sharing!

valem
Nov 26, 2020
Nov 26, 2020

How are you karen?
Thanks so much for reading and your comment.

Nini Mappo
Nov 27, 2020
Nov 27, 2020

Hello Valem,
Thank you for sharing your story of reaching out to girls. I like that you identified an need in the community, and instead of looking around for someone to meet it, got to work volunteering your time, knowledge and skills to build the leaders of tomorrow. That is true leadership. Good on you. Keep shining!

valem
Dec 02, 2020
Dec 02, 2020

Hello sister Nini
How are you ? Thanks for reading and your comment .your always encouraging me it give me strength and energy. Myself its a blessing once I volunteer.

Shirin Dalaki
Nov 30, 2020
Nov 30, 2020

Thank you Valem for this important message.

valem
Dec 02, 2020
Dec 02, 2020

How are you Shirin?
Thanks for reading

Shirin Dalaki
Dec 02, 2020
Dec 02, 2020

I am great sweetheart, how are you doing? I miss you.

valem
Dec 05, 2020
Dec 05, 2020

Am fine dear shirin.
I miss you too.

Tamarack Verrall
Dec 30, 2020
Dec 30, 2020

Dear Valem,
This photo together with your news speaks so loudly and clearly about the importance of the work you are doing. Each girl who hears your message will be carrying hope and a new trust in herself and her right to be free of violence. " I Provide education to inspire girls to see big dreams". Wonderful. May the wind be beneath your feet dear sister.

valem
Dec 30, 2020
Dec 30, 2020

Amen mama Tamarack
I receive your blessings with great humility