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March against the violence on children and women scheduled for month-end

March against the violence on children and women scheduled for month-end

The One Billion Rising Namibian and the Young Feminist Movement Namibia will stage a peaceful protest against the violence of women and children on 29 February at Drimiopsis 50km outside of Gobabis in the Omaheke Region.

Country Coordinator of the One Billion Rising, Irene //Garoes said they will march together with young women and children of the San Community and discussing topic such as ‘Namibian Indigenous Children rising for Climate Justice’ and ‘Indigenous San women Rising’ at the event.

“We are rising to end rape, child marriage, femicide, sexual gender and reproductive oppression and calling for economic and climate justice, and smashing patriarchy through art, action, connection and love,” she emphasised.

The One Billion Women and Girls is a world wide movement that rises every February to show local communities and the world what one billion looks like. They shine a light on the rampant impunities and injustices that survivors of rape and violence often face.

They rise through dance to express joy and community and celebrate the fact that they have not been defeated by violence. They rise to show their determination to create a new kind of consciousness, one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable.


 

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