Youth Involvement in Tackling Violence against Women and Girls PDF Print



Youth from Boondheere and Yaaqshiid districts of Mogadishu came together to discuss how they can take part in ending violence against women in their society.

The meeting was part of the action plan that was made at the end of a series of community discussions that were geared towards involving the communities in tackling gender based violence.

The action plan also involved door to door awareness campaigns as well as workshops with religious leaders and a media talk show.

Members confirmed that they have a big role to play in stopping violence against women and girls such as educating their family members, creating dialogue with the youth on importance of having a peaceful community and advocating the rights of women and girls.

“We are honoured to be involved in this kind of initiative that is very beneficial to the community at large. We are confirming our commitment to the rest of the youth that we are not going to tolerate violence against women and girls.” said one participant.

“I am moved and touched by the performance; it was meaningful and carried an important message. We must act upon this disease called violence against women and girls. I am wholeheartedly joining you in this activity,” stated another participant.

Insecurity was cited as the possible hindrance to their cause but made it clear it will not stop them: They will make every possible effort to raise awareness even when the circumstances are difficult.


Published on 10 August 2015




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