"Together We Can End GBV in Education"
This morning WREPA team hosts an Inter-generational dialogue in conjunction with YWCA Kenya and the All African Conference of Churches in Nairobi, the event is in alignment with the annual 16 Days of Activism Campaign
The theme of the 2017 16 Days of Activism Campaign is “Together We Can End GBV in Education!” This year’s theme builds on the momentum and achievements during the 2016 campaign, when over 700 organizations in 92 countries campaigned around the theme of “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All!” the goal for 2017 is to continue to build awareness of and advocate for an end to all forms of gender-based violence in education once and for all.
16 Days of Activism is a global campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. It was first launched in 1991 by the Women's global leadership institute held by Centre for Women Global Leadership and currently more that 1,000 organisations participate in the campaign annually.
This years theme aims to address the elimination of Gender Based Violence(GBV) through an increase in education for both boys and girls, however with an emphasis of keeping girls safe within the school environment. Preventing and responding to gender based violence is a first step in advancing human rights and promoting gender equality within our communities. The scale of gender-based violence is tremendous, the scope is wide and vast and the consequences for individuals, families, and communities is devastating. Such violence significantly hinders the ability for women and girls to fully participate and contribute to issues in their communities.
WREPA pledges to increase its activism on the elimination of GBV and will be sharing information and resources, during these 16 days, for young women to get involved and also participating in various activities.