Raise your fears without fear at LMLM

2019-09-19 06:01
Amanda Koba of Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum says this coming weekend violence against women and children is being discussed at the museum.

Amanda Koba of Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum says this coming weekend violence against women and children is being discussed at the museum.

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Youth Connect will attempt to tackle the “hot potato” of many women and children going missing.

This coming Saturday (21 September) a discussion will be held at the Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum, with different stakeholders trying to get to grips with the issue of abuse of women and children.

The question to be discussed by a panel consisting of police, health, youth, a US student on a Council on International Educational Exchange, among others, is, “How can we ensure safety of our women and children in our communities?”

The day will also see men make a pledge, “saying no to gender-based violence, against women and children.”

Amanda Koba, museum officer, said the pledge is for men to commit themselves to breaking the chain of gender-based violence.

“Men need to act as examples and as people children can look up to and aspire to be in future,” she said.

A candle will also be lit in memory of the women who died at the hands of men.

“We all have seen and heard what has been going on in the country regarding the killing of women,” said Koba.

“As Youth Connect we could not miss this opportunity, as we are a platform to share our grievances and pave a way for addressing the challenges our communities face.

“We want women to break the silence during these discussions, and stop thinking they are the ones to be blamed for these atrocities.

“As women we need to speak out and raise our fears without fear.”

Koba said the event is expected to start at 11:00 to 13:00 on Saturday where everyone was welcomed to participate.

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