Gender-Based Violence (GBV) simply means harmful acts directed at an individual based on their gender.The humiliation comes in different ways which include;
Physical violence involves being harassed directly to one’s body. Many times African women have been physically tortured by men for a belief that women are a weaker gender. The percentage to this is of which women suffer humiliation is 60%. So countless times women have been beaten, slapped, and fought but have always kept low to it due to cultural norms.
The men too face this scourge but fail to come up due to their self-esteem and being considered a stronger gender, they choose to suffer under the blankets.
Instances that cause physical violence include
• Infertility stigma
• Economic differences
• Political differences
• Ignorance of the law
• Cultural norms
Verbal violence aligns with hate speech thrown at someone simply because they belong to a certain gender.
This gets along with body shaming and vulgar bullying.
Psychological violence whereby a person from a humiliating gender is tortured right from their mind. Examples of this include
• Cultural norms
Sexual violence explains intimate partner violence, sexual violence, emotional, sex trafficking, and child marriages.
Some cultural norms have highly contributed to GBV to people that strongly believe in them.
In Uganda, some cultures practice female genital mutilation, an act that causes physical and psychological violence
Some cultures too practice early child marriages
Many times even the political and economic differences cause violence in people who do not agree with one’s party.
Ryvanz-Mia Charity (RMC) organization has organized awareness camps to strike a balance to end the gender-based violence within our communities.
This is how RMC will be able to achieve its mandate to end GBV
• We are going to prevent early child marriages through our program of providing the children with basic needs in school. These include books and pens, pads, lighting, and clothing.
• We are going to work for hand in and with Community Based organization (CBOs) to rule out the cultural norms that are affecting genders. We come to a consensus on awareness of the advantage and disadvantages of practicing the norms.
• We are to consider even the girls that have fallen victims of rape, defilement, and eventually were made teenage mothers, the SHE SHINES PROJECT will cater to such girls that may not be in a position to get back to class.
• We are going to do massive empowerment for suppressed genders through our designed training and programs
• We shall provide awareness of the law to the ignorant that may be taken advantage of. Knowing the law is part of solving a problem.
Therefore we encourage all our part takers for this drive to join us as we say NO to GBV and its effects.