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In HerShoes Young People its Time to Converse about Gender-Based Violence



Young leaders are vital in eradicating Gender-Based Violence ,damaging effects are experienced not only individual survivors but their communities , by women , men and children who care about them.



Working in Tanzania to advocate for an end in Gender-Based Violence does not entirely mean placing survivors or girls at risk at the forefront it means placing yourself in their shoes and converse about issues that are silenced, lets talk rape , lets talk about FGM ? Young people can influence change and let girls / women know their value and rights instead of being shadowed in traditions , customs , taboos which are harmful.



Gender abuse comes in many forms. Even after the horrific acts of rape and domestic violence that girls face, they are silenced due to fear of embarrassment. A fear that the community will look at them differently if they speak out.



I began my work as a girls’ rights activist at 15, when I witnessed that many children’s, especially girls’, rights were violated in my community. My goal is to work for girls’ rights until gender equality is reached. Today, society can find me too modern and look at me badly but as long as I am doing something for my fellow girls, I can see past this to a world where gender equality is possible.



As ambitious as it may sound, gender-based violence can be ended. It will take baby steps, but, with a collective common vision this big vision can be achieved.



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