A 3-day GBV training was conducted this week at Quenera, Ward 28.
Day 1 focused on discussing GBV at large and looking at the participants’ level of understanding of social issues especially those that are related to GBV. The participants also shared that their area has a high rate of alcohol abuse and there’s no proper street lighting. Nighttime becomes a playground for criminals targeting women.
On day 2 the was an in-depth discussion on setting/maintaining boundaries in relationships, in the workplace, or within a family setting.
Setting boundaries is a form of self-care. It helps to create clear guidelines/rules/limits of how you would like to be treated. They let others know what is and what is not acceptable. It honors our needs and wants so that we feel respected and safe.
Day 3’s main focus was training the participants on local activism and advocacy. The 3-day training feeds into the strategies we developed to fight Gender Based Violence. Which are to:
• Develop agency among girls and young women to address unequal power relations, in the selected wards of BCMM.
• Mobilise communities to be actively involved in the primary prevention of GBV in the wards within BCMM that have the high density of target population and the highest prevalence of HIV.
The session was closed off with some positive quotes and affirmations.