Photography Exhibition to run through 16 days of activism against GBV

SHF is going full force on the fight against GBV during the 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. The 16 days of activism against GBV will be held in Yaounde from November 25 – December 10.

SHF will be taking part in the commemorative event organised by the United Nations Women in Yaounde on November 25, 2020. The event will mark a kick-off to the activities of the 16 days of GBV activism. It will equally feature an array of inspirational stories that will be shared by other UN agencies.  official theme of the event will is “UN75 Through the Eyes of a Woman”. In SHF’s ever growing objective of fighting all forms of discriminations against the vulnerable, SHF will be presenting a Photography exhibition through which crimes against the female gender will be portrayed using inspirational pictorial depictions.

For too long, women have had to bottle up their ordeals, their dreams have been shattered, hopes have been dashed, and their cries have become even louder. In the present context of the Anglophone crisis, the Boko Haram Insurgencies in the Far North Region and Covid-19 pandemic, women have borne the brunt of crisis and disease which could well have been avoided. Sexual abuses have become an almost normal affair. Constant rapes have been reported and nothing has been done, women have lost their children to cold blooded murderers. On our media, we have witnessed women narrate painful ordeals of how they were sold into marriage without their consent and at very tender ages at that.

SHF will use its creative photographic event throughout the 16 days of Activism against the Gender-Based Violence in Yaounde to depict the harsh reality in our African society and in Cameroon. Through this creative experience via our photographic sessions and our collaborative partnership with the United Nations, SHF hope to convey a message and a call for restraint and humanity in handling the fragile female gender.

SHF challenges perpetrators of Gender-Based related crimes to desist from their acts; calls on the repressed and the victims to speak out and put a stop to all happening to them; and above all, to make it a priority and join SHF in Yaounde at her photographic exhibition and get inspired.

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