By Opio Sam Caleb:
The member of the Pan African parliament and Budiope Woman MP Veronica Kadogo has called for the use of the 16 days of women activism to engage men as partners in the fight against gender based violence.
Kadogo is encouraging women to come out and claim their space in decision making positions beyond house work.
She argues that only then will issues like child marriages and women’s economic empowerment and sexual reproductive rights be highlighted and addressed.
Orange has been designated as the colour of the UNiTE campaign as it symbolizes hope and a violence-free world.
Led by UN Women and partners, hundreds of events will be held worldwide, including marches, flashmobs, concerts, and football and rugby games.
Iconic buildings will be lit up in orange to galvanize attention during the 16 Days of Activism from 25 November to 10 December, when the world marks Human Rights Day.
This year’s theme for the campaign is ‘Leave No One Behind: End Violence against Women and Girls.’