Youth challenged to speak up to root out GBV

by Sabina Elago

Youth challenged to speak up to root out GBV

Windhoek

The youth must strongly voice themselves against Gender Based Violence (GBV) so that the social ill is root out, Emma Theofelus, from the Namibian Children’s Parliament pleads.

Theofelus has been approached by Lifeline/ChildLine to be a GBV champion. In this regard she decided to collaborate with the Regain Trust on the Society Talk platform focusing on how GBV affects children and the importance of teaching through education the young people to condemn it. She is convinced that the first step to addressing an issue is by talking about it and talking about it with conviction adding that she will share her personal experience at a Society Talk that will be tackling “Education and GBV in Namibia”.



Jackie Luyt, a Life Skills teacher at St. Paul’s College and Carven Isaks, director of the Fatherhood Foundation will look at “How Education at home can influence GBV” as well as “Divorce is Evil”.

“I am confident that the talk is important to society and will help those that do not have a platform to air their views to do so and then subsequently lead to solutions and interventions that are necessary at the moment,” she says.

Theofelus says further that the society cannot just reduce GBV to a discussion but discussion must lead to tangible solutions. The Society Talk will be at the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) tomorrow.

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