London, 09/12/2018, Stride for safety: Divas of Colour International Women’s Festival against sexual abuse.
In 2019, sexual abuse is a pressing topic for Divas of Colour . As part of our mission, as you may know, we use our platform to rsusr awareness each year as part of our practical women empowerment program.
Tagged stride for safety, as Divas of Colour clicks 6 years we will be having lectures and panel talks through January and March to bring knowledge based awareness on the topic of sexual abuse, whether of young girls, boys or women, whether at home, school, place of work or any other. We believe that when people are equipped with information, they’re better able to stay safe, therefore cutting down on the catastrophe of sexual abuse as well as arming victims to break the silence.
There’s always a choice. To protect our young boys and girls, to make sure women are safe in their environment and to help victims break the silence. Or we can pretend these things are not happening.
2019 Divas of Colour is really for everyone. Man, woman, boys, girls, young and old. With information and knowledge there’s healthy living.
A whooping 60% of UK population do not know what rape really is!
A whooping 1 in 20 girls in UK have experienced sexual abuse.
65 of the times sexual abuse is carried out by those we trust and are familiar with. Often times a member of the family or a friend.
The question is :
What is sexual abuse?
Who are the perpetrators?
Why do people choose to abuse sexually?
How can you spot this happening?
How does it effect the victim and family?
How can this be prevented?
How can victims heal?
What do survivors have to say?
Who is at risk?
Where does this usually occur?
What are the statistics?
Many questions to ask and answer at our 2019 lectures.
Together we can fight this social menace and give power back to victims as we help others to #stride4safety.
We’re interested in hearing from survivors whether anonymously or in their names. Let’s break the silence and help others to stride in safety.
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Note to editors:
Divas of Colour International Women’s Festival is the largest gathering of most influential women of Colour from around the globe. Founded by Faustina Anyanwu in 2014, the now 2 days festival was created to give women of Colour opportunity to grow, network, share their stories of success and struggle in a dignified way and in their own words. To celebrate the best and contributions of women of Colour.
Also, using the platform each year, the festival chooses a pressing social issue to campaign on using a knowledge base information sharing and education as a practical approach to empowerment.
For 2019, the awareness campaign lecture will be launched on 26th January to preceed the 2 day annual festival slated for 30th and 31st March. The festival comprised of first day of fashion show, panel talks, music, trade exhibitions to conclude on day 2 with a lavish awards dinner. Nominations and registrations are now open via the website – www.divasofcolour.com
In it’s 6 years, Europe’s only women of colour festival has seen through it’s doors women such as Dawn Butler, MP (UK’s Shadow minister for women and equalities), Baroness Rosalind Howells of St David’s (Member of UK House of Lords), Baroness Floella Benjamin (Member UK house of Lords), Hon. Cecilia Ogwal, MP (Member of parliament Uganda), Rep. Dee Dawkins Haigler (US Georgia State representative), Hon. Abike Dabiri of Nigeria , Senator Grace Bent of Nigeria, among many others.
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