Parkop to launch 16 days of activism

National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop will be launching the 16 days of activism this Sunday, November 12.

This is activism against violence and to promote gender equality and human rights in the nation’s capital.

This is not new, he said.

The initiative is that of the United Nation, which sees non-government organisations (NGO) working together to choose a time in the year to push that idea.

For this year, Governor Parkop says it will coincide with the children’s day and human rights day. But he hopes this year’s program will be elevated to another level.

Following the launch, NGOs and government bodies such as the Consultative Implementation & Monitoring Council and Family & Sexual Violence Action Committee will hold programs and activities to promote gender equality and human rights.

“This will draw attention again to GBV issues. Our people, especially men, have not come to terms with it,” says Parkop.

“It’s a big problem affecting our country and women in particular. It’s causing trauma and people are scarred for life, limiting their potential and contributing to poor outcome.” 

Gloria Bauai