In the wake of the ongoing gender-based violence, rapper urges the public to change the narrative.
Namibians are fed up with rapes and femicide and this week saw social media swimming in disgust of these societal evils.
This outrage follows the release of police statistics that over 25 minors have been raped in just two months.
This anger was aggravated by yet another incident in which a woman was killed by her boyfriend.
while most Namibians are venting others are suggesting alternative ways to educate men.
TK the Rapper believes campaigns have failed because they are directed at women. Instead, he believes awareness campaigns must target men and teach them how to respectfully treat women.
Ronaldo the Violinist urged women to take take care. His advice to women is to always inform a friend or relative where you are heading to.
“If you don’t feel safe run or scream or do something.”
Although well-meaning, comments like these have fueled the anger of women who insist that the victims were attacked in their safe spaces.
In light of this Tweeps have started a thread to illustrate women and girls are still suffering at the hands of their partners or attackers despite going to all lengths to keep themselves safe.
One of the tweets that went viral said:
” Get a protection order”. She did. She was still murdered. “Take boxing classes”. She did. She was still murdered. “Watch how you dress”. She did. She was still raped. “Don’t walk far”. She didn’t. She still got murdered. Maybe it’s time to tell HIM to STOP ATTACKING HER.