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16 days of Activism to End gender based violence in the world of Work end on 10th- Dec- 2018.

 

By, Khamis Cosmas Lokudu

khamiscosmas@gmail.com

Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO) conducted outreach programs following the 16 days of activisms on Elimination of Gender Based Violence against women under the theme End gender based violence in the world of Work! Speaking on phone from Torit CEPO’s Project officer Mr Mark Jambu Said, before he left Yambio to Torit for the same activity, they (CEPO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education Gender child and social welfare in Gbudue State, Civil society organizations and International NGOs held the commemoration of the 16 days of activism in Yambio to  support end GBV, He said in Yambio the event brought over four hundred participants (400) where the crowd witnessed drama on GBV by ANIKA  Civil society organization group, various songs were presented on GBV by Gracia Nursery primary school on elimination of gender based violence in  Yambio community. He added that CEPO together with the Ministry of Education Gender child and social welfare in Gbudue conducted six (six) radio talkshows on elimination of Gender based violence in the communities and on the 10th of December 2018, CEPO did the last talkshow on the topic end gender based violence in the world of Work.

According to Mark Jambu CEPO project Officer, the 16 days of activism offers great opportunity for public sensitization on prevention and reporting of GBV cases to the nearest police station for appropriate action to be taken in case anyone falls a victim of the situation. The 16 days of activism is a period where public attention is mobilized for positive change towards the issue of GBV in their respective societies he added.

On her part, Mrs Grace John Kenyi CEPO’s governance Manager further said the organization conducted  lots of activities on the 16 days of activism starting from Wau, Yambio and Torit,  She revealed that CEPO did number of campaign activities for the protection of women against GBV. She also said the activities implemented in Wau includes dissemination of information to stop sexual exploitation and abuse, lobby meetings, radio Talkshows on stoppage of GBV and round table  discussion to empower  GBV survivors to know  especially the referral pathways, importance of GBV survivors network and the role of media in fighting gender based violence in the society.

As the Campaign ends on the 10th of December 2018, CEPO is winding up its massive campaign to stop GBV in reference to this year’s theme end gender based violence in the world of Work. In Torit CEPO joined a number of partners in celebrating the human rights day in Torit and in Wau where the organization convened another round table discussion to strengthen the special protection Unity (SPU), concerning the importance of partnership amidst the CSOs, Police and Ministry of Gender on Special protection Unity and the effectiveness of special protection Unity.  She added that CEPO will continue to do it’s normally activities on elimination and stoppage of Gender based violence.