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Gender Based Violence. How We Can Stop It.

Gender Based Violence. A hopeless situation we have created ourselves by mistreating people according to their sex or gender, socially, emotionally, physically and psychologically.
Combating gender based violence is not something that could be done by one person but as a pool of different entities because of its hydra like embedment in society. However, below, simplistically put are some of the ways we could combat GBV.

1. Teach humanity values in schools. Right from the onset, children should be taught the values of humanity. The importance of one another regardless of skin, sex, tribe or gender. It could easily be taught in schools because some of the homes from where these children come are run by people who never got the chance to be made aware of these issues and still practice them as normal but if we invest in the younger generation, we are sure they will pass this knowledge and awareness to generations and generations.

2. Strengthen education/ social awareness. Relatedly, Education systems should be woven around eliminating gender norms and practices through plays, classroom sitting arrangements, activity allocations, education material genderisations like stories & colors among others. Through this, children would develop without attaching gender stereotypes on the different objects, stories like associating colour pink to girls, toy cars to boys etc

3. Strengthen gender ministries and how they could foster the eradication of gender stereotypes in the public. This could be done through partnering with the different gender departments within the ministries and they organise conferences, seminars and other activities where they could reach out to the public and tell them of the different gender biases in society and how to exclude them. They could also be used to reach out to the different government departments and teach them about gender and how it is a disease in society and ways if eradicating it so that these departments could be aware and try as hard in eliminating it when designing their projects.

4. Strengthen social inclusion projects especially for the women or groups facing gender inequalities in the respective spaces where they are participating especially in activities that further support their freedom of expression and social wellbeing.

5. Enforce the use of law and the justice systems so that when people bring these cases to light, they are strongly and immediately responded to and the corresponding punishments are felt worthy. So many vices stay around due to the justice system’s failure to remit the right punishments thus not offering grave convictions that perpetrators would fear facing as according to their crimes.

In conclusion therefore, gender based violence is a vice that we could uproot if we all come as one because of the way it is woven into the different tiers and systems of society. We need efforts of individuals, families, institutions, communities, states & transnational blocks to triumph over this demeaning behaviour.

Happy 2019

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