Preventing sexual and other forms of gender-based violence is possible – it is up to each and every one of us to take a stand on this issue every day of our lives. How we respond to this issue determines the kind of society in which all of us live and how we can make it better. Many men and boys are ethical and respectful of women and children – but we need more men and boys to commit to challenging attitudes towards gender-based violence and unacceptable behaviours by other men. Women need to stand beside other women to provide support and courage on their journey of recovery.
Education, knowledge and awareness are the three key factors I focus on in my seminars on violence against women. Working predominantly with young men and women in senior secondary schools and universities, I am passionate about facilitating discussion in this area. I firmly believe this process can collectively reduce physical and sexual violence against women.