Gender Based Violence

At What Age Does My Body Belong To Me Book Review

Book Review: At What Age Does My Body Belong To Me?

At What Age Does My Body Belong To Me is a book by Amanda Tayte-Tait that unapologetically explores issues to do with rape, sexual abuse, gender based violence, mental health and suicide. A book so sharp worded, it opens up about everything that is wrong with the African culture and our worship of patriarchy. However, […]

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Day 16: Recover Better on Human Rights Day

“We will not enjoy security without development, we will not enjoy development without security, and we will not enjoy either without respect for human rights General Kofi Anan As we conclude the #16DaysofActivism, we also aught to commemorate the Human Rights Day. This year, the day’s theme is Recover Better. And I don’t think there […]

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Day 15 of 16: Tired of Hurting

I’ve been tortured for too kong Been hurt for too long Been dead for too long I don’t remember the color of my skin It is covered in bruises and scars Tattoos of the pain I’ve gone through My eyes don’t shed tears no more The wells long dried, I’ve become accustomed to the pain […]

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Day 14 of 16: Using GBV for Personal Vendetta

Each year, we undertake #16DaysofActivism with hopes that it brings more awareness to gender based violence across the world. And every year, during the 16 days, more cases are brought out to the public eye. However, most times, publicized cases are often found to be flukes, which brings harm to the cause. This year hasn’t […]

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Day 13 of 16: Corruption is a Silencer

We are inching closer and closer to the end of #16DaysofActivism. And before we get to the final day, I wanted to share how corruption or corrupt people increasingly silence gender based violence victims. Many victims are suffering because of it, so maybe it is high time we just speak about it. What is corruption? […]

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I Got Flowers Today by Paulette Kelly

Day 12 of 16: I Got Flowers Today Poem

I Got Flowers Today by Paulette Kelly I got flowers today. It wasn’t my birthday or any other special day. We had our first argument last night. He said a lot of cruel things that really hurt me. I know he was sorry and didn’t mean the things he said. Because I got flowers today. […]

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Sexual harassment in the workplace

Day 11 of 16: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

On the eleventh day of #16DaysofActivism, I wanted to share about sexual harassment and bullying that takes place in the workplace. Being someone who has experienced something similar, I wanted to share that as well. Some of the stories are things that not even my mother knows about. But, they are part of my experiences […]

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