The much Anticipated Global Movement on the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence will begin tomorrow in the Capital City with a March.
Fiji Women’s Crisis Center Coordinator and one of the Founding members of the Movement-Shamima Ali knows all too well the significance of the Campaign.
Since 1991, more than 6,000 organizations from approximately 187 countries have participated in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence -a Global Campaign Global Campaign to end violence against women and girls.
Ali says you can see we have a high rate of reporting, we have 7 women killed by their partners with 2 babies who have lost their lives in a domestic violence situation and we should be very worried.
She says the campaign that begins tomorrow is about raising awareness and every woman who is going through this and girls who have been raped who are quiet for them to come out. And we also don’t become bystanders, somebody’s Life is Everybody’s Business.
Ali says tomorrows march will be held across the country with crowds of women coming together to take a stand and this year it will be held in Taveuni for the first time.
The campaign runs every year from 25 November-the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women to 10th December, Human Rights Day.
The March will begin at 9:30am at the Flea market in Suva tomorrow morning.