Men Taking A Stand Against Gender-Based Violence And All Forms Of Abuse

Men Taking A Stand Against Gender-Based Violence And All Forms Of Abuse

#@actafrica we are proud to he part of this movement for Real change against Gender-based Violence and all forms of abuse ✊🏿✊🏿🙌🏾🙌🏾💕🤗 @matthewmensah @djsbulive @actnow_africa

As a female attending the motorcade against Gender-based Violence and just playing a supportive role and representing @actafrica, I was so proud being there, as for a change, men were taking a stand, men were taking responsibility and accountability ‼️❤. #

For a change as a woman and being exposed to and always at the forefront of fighting against this horrendous scourge of Gender-based Violence and Human Trafficking for many years, I could take a back seat for a change and watch and support as the plans for the ACT NOW motorcade/march unfolded.

#Proud of all men involved✊🏿✊🏿👌🏾👌🏾 #My view for many years has always been and expressed that we women can even stand on our heads for change but as long as the mindsets of men do not change, this horror will perpetuate.

#Timeforchange is NOW‼️

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June 16th Youth Day

June 16th Youth Day

#Youth DayJune 16th🇿🇦✊🏾# Lest We Forget#

We commemorate Hector Pieterson and over 700 massacred💔💔#The Soweto massacre or Soweto uprisings are also known as June 16, were some of the biggest massacres of the apartheid regime in South Africa, mostly because it showed police repression against kids.

On June 16, 1976, Black high school children in Soweto protested against the Afrikaans medium decree of 1974 which forced the schools to use Afrikaans as e of the main languages in schools (50-50 with English): Afrikaans was to be used to teach mathematics, arithmetic, etc…

In the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, many people preferred English as the school language, the commerce language, etc, because of the violence attached with Afrikaans which was the language of the oppressor.

Sadly 44 years later our youth are still being massacred by racism, drugs, human trafficking, gender-based violence, gangsterism etc💔💔💔💔

#STOPTHEVIOLENCE‼️

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Children Deserve to be Loved

Children Deserve to be Loved

Our team at Awareness for Child Trafficking Africa have been doing Humanitarian work, specifically focussing on children for over 10 years individually and across Africa even prior to the birth of this organization.

The reason, children are our future and they are vulnerable. Yet they are being abused daily, sexually, physically, mentally and emotionally. So, often I hear or see articles, speakers and in general conversation, people differentiating between sexual, physical abuse and mental, emotional abuse.

The fact is once someone is sexually and or physically abused, they have automatically experienced all the other forms of abuse because these violent vicious acts encompass all and therefore we cannot differentiate.

However, a person can be physically, emotionally and mentally abused without being sexually abused, yet all those acts are just as traumatic for the victim. As per statistics provided by the World Health Organization, it is estimated up to 1 billion children aged 2 to 17 years have experienced one or more forms of abuse.

Children undergoing one form or the other of abuse, often do not speak out about the abuse experienced for fear of not being believed by their parents or caregivers, embarrassment as well as being threatened by the perpetrator not to tell anyone.  In lots of cases they bribe the children with gifts and tell them very convincingly not to tell and the famous words “It’s our secret”.

Children often block these violent acts out mentally as a protective mechanism to avoid reality and to shut off the emotions and hurt they feel. This is dormant and in later years as teenagers, these children start acting out and are sadly misunderstood as being rebellious and delinquent often turning to drink, drugs, prostitution and crime in one form or the other.

There is the other side of this too, where the children become extremely introvert and bury themselves in books, overstudy and don’t socialise much and do well at school in spite and despite their experiences.

I am close to quite a few people who have been abused as children and in one instance as supposed to be “rebellious and or delinquent” the teenager known to me was indeed the opposite. She was very studious, didn’t socialise much and books were her everything.

This was her crutch. Unfortunately, her parents and neither any of us around her daily thought of this as being out of the ordinary but that it was her personality. How wrong we were…

As an adult, this quiet, intelligent, studious person got involved in very toxic abusive relationships, one after the other and we could not understand why, until one fine fateful day everything surfaced, over fifty years later whilst undergoing counselling. We discovered that this beautiful lady was sexually molested by someone known to the family as a toddler and further on into her childhood.

She kept this as a secret for fear of family relationships being severed and thought her dad would end up in prison for probably killing the perpetrator if he found out and did not want that and instead blocked out these horrific atrocities experienced. Later on, just at the end of her teens, she was raped by three brothers, again going through hell.

Needless to say, the effects of the abuse endured during her childhood has had major negative ramifications right into her adulthood, where she constantly felt insecure and unworthy leading to bad decisions regarding relationships almost costing her life.

A few weeks ago in the community where I live, within a period of 48 hours 5 babies were badly abused by their Mum’s caught up in drugs. These Mums are victims of abuse and this evil cycle of abuse has continued.  We can continue to provide more examples of cases past and present which our organization has assisted and still assisting with, however what already has been mentioned more than shows that we are beyond crisis point with regards to Child Abuse.

The Shelter for girls which our NPO Awareness for Child Trafficking Africa supports, houses 35  teen girls which have been through abuse in their childhood and again all of the above emotions, reactions as a result of the abuse as previously mentioned are evident.

We see too that their concentration spans are adversely affected thus affecting their learning.
We have a moral and civic duty to love, protect, nurture, provide for and help children grow into healthy, productive adults adding positivity in this world in every sphere of life and not abuse them.

Instead, a blind eye is being turned…How much longer must our children suffer and endure these atrocities??? We don’t have the answer to that but we do know we will fight hard to be part of the solutions and hopefully, that will down the road help provide one or more answers to this evil.

Written by: Hilary Leong and Matthew Mensah for and on behalf of Awareness for Child Trafficking Africa.

4th Issue – March 2020

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Stop Online Child Sexual Abuse

Stop Online Child Sexual Abuse

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-52773344

Police forces across the world are warning that criminals and paedophiles are using the coronavirus lockdown to target children.💔💔

Data gathered by the BBC reveals demand for abuse imagery has shot up.😡💔 Reports of obscene online material more than doubled globally to more than four million between March and April.😭😭 The internet traffic is so heavy that we’ve been finding that dark web systems are crashing.”😱😱😡😡 #childprotectionweek 31 May to 7 June 2020🇿🇦
#STOPONLINECHILDSEXUALEXPLOITATION!!!⁹

Please help us in this war against Gender-Based Violence and Human Trafficking by donating. Please click on the link below to donate..

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Your much needed support is appreciated🙏🏾💟