Churches Should Help Stop GBV

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Churches in Tonota have been encouraged to preach about Gender Based Violence (GBV) to achieve social transformation in a holistic manner.

Addressing the United Congregational Church of Southern Africa (UCCSA) and other church leaders in Tonota recently during the start of 16 Days of Activism against GBV, former Court President of Tati-Town, Ms Ludo Mosojane said 16 days of activism against GBV against women and children was a global programme and Botswana recognised the fact that it invalidated enjoyment of human rights.

Ms Mosojane said the naked truth was that God created people as men and women in the whole world and assigned them with tasks to perform. Over the years, she said she had seen the difference in roles slowly but surely fading away in order to afford God’s people equally opportunities in all hemispheres of life.

She urged all stakeholders in Botswana to have an obligation to develop their strategies to fight this evil development. Furthermore, Ms Mosojane said they live in an era, which challenges them to evangelise for the season they live in.

One of the victims, Ms Mpho Phuthego motivated church members to all fight violence in the world by reporting it to the police stations and not to the guardians.

Ms Phuthego added that sometimes parents give wrong aises that would end people’s lives through violence, adding that GBV does exist as she was a victim. She said she was violated by her husband, which resulted in a disability.

She encouraged church communities to have hope, because historically Batswana had always enjoyed peace. She noted that with God on their side, they shall overcome, especially if they allow his word to be the light unto their paths.

The day was commemorated under the theme “From Peace in home to Peace in the World, let’s stop Violence against Women, Children and Children with disabilities.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Human Rights

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