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Personalities confronting GBV head on

A host of eminent personalities and celebrities have joined Television personality Pombili Shilongo in her campaign in fighting gender-based violence and calling for victims to speak up against a cancer in society.

Shilongos’s campaign is driven by the desire to combat the escalation of gender-based violence cases across the country.  

What she started off as a simple campaign albeit with a strong message against abuses in society has now become a national focus where most creatives are coming to action in fighting the curse that seems to be eating Namibia’s moral fabric away by each day.

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While the popular presented and former producer has taken it upon herself to deal with the ills of GBV in society through running a public campaign dispelling the dangers of cancer, her efforts have ignited robust debate on the topical issue which has claimed the lives of many Namibians across the divide as well as attracted attention from other activists as well.

Shilongo has managed to harness energies of other creatives in the past few weeks to spread a strong message against perpetrators of GBV as well as encouraging victims to speak up against the scourge which has seen many suffer in silence.

Shilongo’s campaign, well-published on social media circles, has seen her wearing makeup reminiscent of the victims of GBV and calling for a stand against the brutalisation of women and men that have suffered in the hands of the problem.

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Commenting on the campaign popular Namibian activist Ngumane Karuaihe Upi, Uncle G has called on the Namibian society to go beyond using personalities in dealing with GBV. He said the challenge of GBV needs to be nursed from the root cause which is moral decadence in the society.’

“It takes more than using celebrities to fight GBV because some of the celebrities’ images are not as clean. Some might have been victims, and some might have been perpetrators of this same challenge, so the issue comes back to society,” he said.

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