The relentless Advocate in MAG


Let’s keep talking Mental Health and Human Rights

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I Marie Abanga, GMHPN honorary Member and Mentor, will be presenting at the following high level event:

Botswana Network for Mental Health is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: WORLD MENTAL HEALTH COMMEMORATION 2021 – Re -think Mental Health Response in Botswana.
Time: Oct 18, 2021 09:30 AM Harare, Pretoria

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It starts from Me campaign to end sexual violence: edition 3

“It starts from Me”: Ending Sexual Violence/Rape Campaign

Each month, hundreds of cases of rape and sexual assaults are being talked about and we know these appalling crimes of sexual violence/rape is being committed against our sisters/brothers, daughters/sons and babies. These heinous acts have caused some fatalities as young as 3 months old and three quarters of survivors of this distressing involvement are under the age of 15.

Despite the trauma involved many cases of rape and sexual violence still go unreported as families and communities practice a culture of silence or indifference about sexual violence/rape leaving victims devastated.

In Cameroon there are hardly any safe homes/shelters for victims/survivors and medical treatment is unaffordable to many of them.

The N4SHE founded by Ms. Mirabelle Sonkey found that institutional practices and traditions can lead to a highly unsafe environment rarely challenged by our society. The society has miserably failed to educate and evolve to always pass the blame on the victims thereby communicating to victims that violence is a ‘normal’ feature of life. Schools, therefore, can be breeding grounds for potentially damaging rape culture which remain with pupils into adult life. Yet, with appropriate intervention, schools can provide an enabling environment for the prevention of sexual violence/rape.

The main objective of this campaign is to raise awareness and sensitize parents, teachers and communities at large to make use of the three Rs “RECOGNISE, RESPOND, REPORT” in children who are victims of sexual violence.

The target population is parents/teachers & community stakeholders across the nation.

So, do you want to join the third edition of the campaign starting soon to raise awareness, sensitize and normalize the conversation around rape? We are just a WhatsApp away

Join the Campaign train @ WhatsApp +237652956343

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P.S: As a volunteer, I visited the head office of the organization today for a working meeting ahead of the official launch of the campaign

Watch “How menopause affects the brain | Lisa Mosconi” on YouTube

We don’t seem to want to normalize conversations about women’s health raging from menstruation to menopause. I have chosen to not belong to that old school. I am doing my own research and sharing all I learn. Thus, being 42 and watching such videos about menopause and midlife crisis goes a long way. I hope it helps another woman out there. #thereishope #dontsufferinsilence #yourhealthmatters