Strategically using ICTs to amplify voices of silenced groups

Monday, December 3, 2012

CCCD join hands with local police in GBV campaigns….16 Days of Activism! Action Step 7

November 28,2012: We joined hands with the Queenspark Police in the campaign to prevent Gender Based Violence in Queenspark, Sauerstown and Hillside suburbs. We opened our offices to usher 30 excited children aged between 3 years and 5 years from Queens Park and Kingsdale suburbs. The aim was to create community dialogue while raising awareness of the need to end gender based violence. Our Communications and Outreach officer teamed up with three Constables form Queens Park police to talk about violence against children. The children were encouraged to report to the police if anyone touched them in a manner they were not comfortable with. The officers also told the children that they were not supposed to be afraid of the police but to take them as friends. This is one of our efforts to work with different stakeholders to bridge the communication gap and uphold Communication rights