The Senisim Pasin Campaign initiated by the Tribal Foundation in partnership with The Price Waterhouse Coopers visited the St. Charles Lwanga Catholic Secondary School recently to conduct a session with the students on ending Gender Based Violence & Sorcery Related Violence and Accusations by focusing on the value of women and girls while helping men to understand their role in the family and society as a whole.
According to Lead Facilitator and Advocate, Ms. Yanamlyn Yana expressed that when people start seeing the value of each other, then we will start to respect each other.
“When we start to value of women and girls, including men and boys too, we start to have respect, we will have dignity, we will start to treat everyone equally and with views in a way that helps people prosper in life,” Ms. Yana said.
St. Charles Lwanga was the last school to be visited after 10 others and the session held was comprised of two parts, in which the screening of the Senisim Pasin film was also featured followed by discussions with the students.
The discussion focused around identifying types of violence and abuse and finding pathways for young people to help deal with them as soon as possible. The main idea is to encourage survivors of violence and abuse to speak up and speak out.
Tribal Foundation Communications Specialist, Ms. Hannah Joku, stressed on the importance of language, stating that some stories that people hear stay with them. Recalling stories from previous experiences, she outlined behavioral indicators that may sometimes lead to GBV.
Being a survivor of GBV herself, she believes that it is important that information needs to be shared on the constitution and what the laws say and what people’s rights are because many young people may be involved in intimate romantic relationships.