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Wednesday 24 October 2018
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National Media Team march against GBV

The National Media Team and the community of Karibib took part in a march over the weekend against the continued social evils of Gender Based violence against women and children.
The team, which is made up of journalists and other media personalities joined hands with the Karibib Town Council and residents from all walks of life to walk the streets chanting “No more!” to violence against women and children.
Hosted by the town council and supported the local business community, the aim was a call to action asking men to play an active role bringing gender based violence (GBV) to an end, while at the same time informing the local magistrate to deal harshly with the those found guilty.
A petition read by the town’s junior mayor Gillian Benade was handed to the town police station commander in which the journalists asked for the cancellation of bail for perpetrators.
“We ask the court to deny bail application for crimes of this nature. The ministry of education should also facilitate the creation of a child-centered and gender-responsive school environment that provides safe spaces, in particular for the girls who are vulnerable,” she said.
GBV is seemingly on the increase following weekly cases that place women and children on the receiving end.  The march was followed by a social football match between the local team and the Media Team, which attracted number around the town to the exhibition match.
“As the media team, we are fortunate enough to be in a position where we can influence decisions in life. It is because of this that we were in Karibib to support the town council to raise awareness against GBV. GBV is definitely a huge problem in the country at the moment. As such we are too willing to put our voice forward and fight GBV,” said team vice-captain Timoteus Shihepo
Coca Cola, Van der Walt Puma service station, the Rand Strand Butchery in Windhoek and business personalities from Karibib made the media team’s trip and the march possible, showing their stance and committed on the societal issue.




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