Ghost demonstration held this weekend brings young and old together.
Having successfully held its first protest that involved members of the public placing placards with anti-violence messages in their neighborhoods, the ghost protest this weekend had its first peaceful demonstration in Windhoek. Speaking to unwrap.online, one of the organisers Che Ulenga says the turnup of the members of the public was diverse as it included men, women, and children.
The children participated by making their t-shirts and posters, then painted their hands red in honor and remembrance of children whose mothers were slain and they (victims) witnessed the gruesome acts or the death of their mothers. According to Ulenga, it was important to involve the children because parents are responsible for educating on their part as human beings first.
“We had more women and men then our first attempt. The mood was inspiring yet somber as we were all in tune with thoughts of #AmINext? Seeing the children involved was heartbreaking because it looks like their future could remain broken if we don’t take responsibility to build a violence-free Namibia,” she says.
Even though the masses came out in numbers to participate, the organisers believe that they are still far from reaching their goal and they will keep fighting until the end.
“This campaign has not served its cause yet. We continue with more of these gatherings until we see that we have been heard and considered by those in power to bring forth this change,” concludes Ulenga.