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By failing to commit resources to curb Gender Based Violence, will this menace ever end?

Curbing the rise in Gender Based Violence

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3 Her Answers

  1. I think it's not even about the resources but implementation of the existing laws.

    I think it’s not even about the resources but implementation of the existing laws.

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  2. The African girl is taught to be a wife from the moment she begins to walk. The African culture teaches girls to put her ‘husband’ before herself. So when they are taught how to talk to your man, how to cook for your man and so many more ‘how-tos’ they kinda want to get that man fast. Also, the AfriRead more

    The African girl is taught to be a wife from the moment she begins to walk. The African culture teaches girls to put her ‘husband’ before herself. So when they are taught how to talk to your man, how to cook for your man and so many more ‘how-tos’ they kinda want to get that man fast. Also, the African girl is made to see marriage as a reward. ‘If you act right, you are going to get you a husband’, how many times have you heard that or something close to that? So when they finally get the reward, they don’t want to loose it.

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  3. It’s not about resources it’s about mental change toward gender .

    It’s not about resources it’s about mental change toward gender .

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1 Him Answer

  1. To curb gender based violence, the government should be ready to invest resources such as money and man power to teach people on dangers of GBVs. Strict laws should be put in place also to curb this menace.

    To curb gender based violence, the government should be ready to invest resources such as money and man power to teach people on dangers of GBVs. Strict laws should be put in place also to curb this menace.

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  1. GBV is mostly carried out by young men. Too many are coming from broken homes. And I think as a long term solution we need to build stronger families. Depending on the law is just dealing with the symptoms, it’s a short term, frustrating process, and hardly results injustice. It’s not prohibitive. WRead more

    GBV is mostly carried out by young men. Too many are coming from broken homes. And I think as a long term solution we need to build stronger families. Depending on the law is just dealing with the symptoms, it’s a short term, frustrating process, and hardly results injustice. It’s not prohibitive. When you talk of resources these are normally always directed at victims and never at restorative or preventative measures so we are constantly dealing with symptoms.

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  2. There can’t be “enough” information on GBV more so during this COVID-19 outbreak. Gender-based violence cuts across ethnicity, race, class, religion, education level, and international borders. However, looking at past epidemics, women tend to experience more physical, psychological and time burdensRead more

    There can’t be “enough” information on GBV more so during this COVID-19 outbreak. Gender-based violence cuts across ethnicity, race, class, religion, education level, and international borders. However, looking at past epidemics, women tend to experience more physical, psychological and time burdens as caregivers. I know that statistics on GBV vary, but almost every woman I know has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime. We can do campaigns to increase resources related to COVID-19 and GBV risk mitigation across sectors. Not just what the WHO and other main health organisations are offering because that is too general but specific community centred information.

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  3. Also legal aid and counselling is necessary. Going through any legal process can be stressful and if you are a rape victim, it is even worse.

    Also legal aid and counselling is necessary. Going through any legal process can be stressful and if you are a rape victim, it is even worse.

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  4. Services for survivors are essential services. This means that shelters, hotlines, counseling and all support for survivors of gender-based violence need to be available for those in need, even during the coronavirus pandemic. Rape culture is the social environment that allows sexual violence to beRead more

    Services for survivors are essential services.
    This means that shelters, hotlines, counseling and all support for survivors of gender-based violence need to be available for those in need, even during the coronavirus pandemic.
    Rape culture is the social environment that allows sexual violence to be normalized and justified, fueled by the persistent gender inequalities and attitudes about gender and sexuality. Naming it is the first step to dismantling rape culture.

    Every day we have the opportunity to examine our behaviours and beliefs for biases that permit rape culture to continue. Think about how you define masculinity and femininity, and how your own biases and stereotypes influence you.

    From the attitudes we have about gender identities to the policies we support in our communities, we can all take action to stand against rape culture

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  5. Violence can take many forms, including sexual harassment in the workplace and in public spaces. Take a stand by calling it out when you see it: catcalling, inappropriate sexual comments and sexist jokes are never okay.

    Violence can take many forms, including sexual harassment in the workplace and in public spaces.

    Take a stand by calling it out when you see it: catcalling, inappropriate sexual comments and sexist jokes are never okay.

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  6. The environment where one grew up contributes highly when it comes to GBV. Parents must raise their children well with dignity, solve disputes amicably whenever they arise to set a good example for their children in future . I suggest the Government to introduce GBV unit in primary and secondary jusRead more

    The environment where one grew up contributes highly when it comes to GBV. Parents must raise their children well with dignity, solve disputes amicably whenever they arise to set a good example for their children in future .

    I suggest the Government to introduce GBV unit in primary and secondary just like sex education and HIV/AIDS

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  7. What resources would you prioritise if you were in charge of this?

    What resources would you prioritise if you were in charge of this?

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  8. yes it will end if we do the following ;When a woman shares her story of violence, she takes the first step to breaking the cycle of abuse.It’s on all of us to give her the safe space she needs to speak up and be heard. Teach the next generation and learn from them The examples we set for the youngeRead more

    yes it will end if we do the following ;When a woman shares her story of violence, she takes the first step to breaking the cycle of abuse.It’s on all of us to give her the safe space she needs to speak up and be heard.
    Teach the next generation and learn from them
    The examples we set for the younger generation shape the way they think about gender, respect and human rights. Start conversations about gender roles early on, and challenge the traditional features and characteristics assigned to men and women. Point out the stereotypes that children constantly encounter, whether in the media, on the street or at the school, and let them know that it’s OK to be different. Encourage a culture of acceptance.

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  9. it takes a collective responsibility to end the menace. Everyone has a role to play even if it only means speaking up

    it takes a collective responsibility to end the menace. Everyone has a role to play even if it only means speaking up

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