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Celebrating 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence with Digital Ambassadors

World Pulse
Posted December 3, 2020

Last week, we gathered online to honor the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and to kick off the start of the 16 Days. 

On 25 November, five World Pulse Digital Ambassadors shared their personal stories and work to support and empower women to take action against gender-based violence. Long-time member, Digital Ambassador, and activist Busayo Obisakin expertly guided the conversation, helping to draw out wisdom and solutions during the webinar.

Thank you to all who joined us for an enriching and action-oriented celebration. If you missed the webinar event, you can watch each presentation below:

  • Efe on designing the three S’s to aid prevention of violence against women: self esteem building, studying the patterns of a potential partner, support through providing value in a relationship.
  • Marie on founding and running her organization, Hope for the Abused and Battered. She shares how her personal experience with gender-based violence aids the organization’s effort to support and empower women on their journey to self re-discovery.
  • Regina on founding the Association for the Empowerment of the Deaf and Vulnerable Persons. The organization supports women living with disabilities and victims of gender-based violence through economic empowerment, prevention, and training.
  • Karin on her personal domestic violence experience and her work as a legal strategist and advisor for critical international domestic violence and custody cases.
  • Kirthi on her gender-based violence help map app, Saahas. She shares the launch of the “Healing Corner” on Saahas, as well as the “Dear Survivor” series, which brings together letters of solidarity, love, respect, support, and strength.

Thank you again to the World Pulse Digital Ambassadors who spoke out and all who joined this powerful event! 

 

How to Get Involved

What ideas do you have for ending violence against women? Post your Sharing Solutions: Ending GBV story to World Pulse by 11 December.

Be sure to leave encouraging comments on the amazing stories that have already been shared. Your words of support will help every woman know that her story matters and she has been heard.

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valem
Dec 03, 2020
Dec 03, 2020

Thanks for sharing

QueenVirtuous
Dec 04, 2020
Dec 04, 2020

Thank you immensely for sharing. Great job done by all the women Digital Ambassadors who spoke and a profound gratitude to Busayo for guiding the conversation.

More strength and support to the women involved in chairing organisations, and thank you for being an inspiration. Much love.

Jill Langhus
Dec 04, 2020
Dec 04, 2020

You're back! Great to have you back, dear:-) XX

QueenVirtuous
Dec 07, 2020
Dec 07, 2020

It's great to be back, my Love! Gracias!

Jill Langhus
Dec 07, 2020
Dec 07, 2020

:-) De nada! XX

Jill Langhus
Dec 04, 2020
Dec 04, 2020

Thanks World Pulse for sharing all these amazing videos. These women, their initiatives, and all that they do, are so amazing. Keep up the great work ladies. You're making such a big difference in this ever-changing world:-) XX

Marie Abanga
Dec 04, 2020
Dec 04, 2020

It was such a. Honour to be one of the "Fabulous Five" digital Ambassadors to kick in the 16 days of activism against GBV on the amazing platform World Pulse provides women the world over.
Thank you team World Pulse...you rock.
We are in this together and we continue to lift up the voices of women in our community one story at a time.

Regina Afanwi Young
Dec 05, 2020
Dec 05, 2020

Thank you my amazing World Pulse team. I am so humbled by this opportunity and look forward to participating and sharing more of my experience in future programs.
Thanks also for empowering us with the skills that make our work worthwhile.
A big thank you to Jill who gave me some valuable inputs to make this a success.
I feel really strong , motivated and empowered by this sisterhood.

Kirthi Jayakumar
Dec 05, 2020
Dec 05, 2020

Thank you World Pulse, for constantly investing in changemaking and building brighter futures <3

Angel Lasona
Dec 05, 2020
Dec 05, 2020

Wow, all the empowered digital ambassadors combined! Much love for you all.

Busayo Obisakin
Dec 05, 2020
Dec 05, 2020

It was a great time listening to the powerhouses working with women facing violence round the world sharing their experience. Thank you World Pulse for giving that space
Love
Busayo

Chidimma
Dec 10, 2020
Dec 10, 2020

Thanks Worldpulse team for sharing this amazing stories and for always keeping us informed. Thanks to all ladies that participated.