"Violence against women and girls is a human rights violation, public health pandemic and serious obstacle to sustainable development. It imposes large-scale costs on families, communities and economies. The world cannot afford to pay this price." — Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General.
The 25th of November was International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It has already come and gone. But is preventing violence against women still on our minds?
The Cedar Tanzania SASA! team are today in the village of Kamanga, training 20 motivated village members, to become Community Activists. These CAs are part of a strategy created by our partners Raising Voices, who identify power imbalance between men and women, as a key driver of Violence Against Women and girls.
The CAs will be facilitating discussions in the local community which explore power – what it is, who has it, how it is used, how it is abused and how power dynamics between women and men can change for the better.
The 1st of December will see us remembering World AIDs Day. The spread of which is an unfortunate byproduct of violence against women.
Join Cedar Tanzania in advocating for the prevention of Violence Against Women and the spread of HIV/AIDS, every day of the year.