Within the space of 48 hours, two women became victims of domestic violence. The issue of domestic violence has been tackled from the level of government and has become a social responsibility of various non-governmental organizations.

While there hasn’t been any official and immediate statistics released on how many women and men were murdered during this year, from all indications, the fuel for most of these incidents are alleged infidelity.

Manager of the Gender Affairs Bureau Adel Lily is imploring men to become more vocal on the issue of domestic violence with the hope of raising awareness and preventing gender-based violence.

I think we need more men to talk about that. We need more men to publicly speak out and be a voice… so I think in those areas yes men can do more. Lily said.

According to Lily, there is a misconception with regards to the notion of “men building men.” He noted that while it is not highly publicized, it is in fact a reality.

Men are doing this in a large scale. Most men are speaking out and most men are involved, in these things… they are but there is this perception that men are not and I believe on a large measure, men are doing that. Lily said.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s