United against GBV.

18 Sep 2018
Article by : 
KgThata

Boitumelo Koone the  founder of Women Self Defence Club, and Orefile Kololo have united to raise awareness and take action to end violence against women and girls. As a bright and optimistic youth,  want a future free from violence against women and girls. Boitumelo calls upon civil society, governments, and community to mobilize people and highlight issues relevant to preventing and ending violence against women and girls, not only once a year. 

Orefile says as Botswana adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we cannot think of them in isolation as there are fully integrated with one another. And SDG 5 recognizes gender equality and the empowerment of women as a key priority pledging that “no one will be left behind.” Building on this vision.

As women and girls are often disproportionately at risk to the effects of these crises. They are more likely to lose their means of livelihood and face heightened risks of gender-based violence, such as sexual violence, including rape, as well as early marriage and human trafficking due to displacement and the breakdown of the normal structures of protection and support.

The duo (both former national team players) have partnered to curve this social ills, have rolled out school awareness campaign  called "Doing it with Hubby Kololo". This is a charity campaign to educate and motivate women and girl child, to keep on pushing and strave to be independent  with it is a need and no matter what. Orefile contuniued to say that she will be handing over sanitary towels to Kagiso Senior Secondary School on the 17th  September 2018, she thanked all the good samaritains and well wishers who come to her rescue, and she plead to the civil society, cooperate indursty to join hands in ending Violence against Women and Girls” to underscore its commitment towards reaching the most underserved.