“Climbing against gender-based violence: A quest for dignity, equality and justice”

“At the summit of Mt Brandberg, the climbers joined the MYWORLD initiative and casted their vote to ‘end AIDS and gender-based violence’. Credit: UNAIDS

Mountain climbing for most is a sign of strength, courage, achievement and perhaps a sense of freedom. For the 25 men and women who summited Mountain Brandberg in Namibia from 18-21 April, their drive was solidarity against gender-based violence (GBV).

Led by young people, gender activists, women affected by GBV, representatives of non-government organisations, artists, poets, and radio personalities completed the climb to increase public awareness on GBV and advocate for behaviour change in Namibia…”

See UNAIDS for the full article.