KIU, Western Campus – KIU Western Campus joined Uganda and the rest of the world to mark the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, which kick off today and end on December 10.
To mark the campaign, KIU Western Campus in conjunction with UN Women and O3 PLUS, organized an essay and visual arts competition, which was open to all KIU students between the ages of 18 and 25.
Some of the contentions included essay and poem writing, video photography, drawing and painting, whose submission was concluded on November 3 but results will be given out through the course of the 16 days against gender-based violence campaign.
The campaign will also involve a radio talk show on Crane radio in Ishaka Town and a sensitization seminar for nursing students among other activities.
According to UN Women, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.
It is coordinated each year by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership and is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.