Compassion for Victims
Our SAFE HUGS Awareness Campaign helps us take collective action against harmful gender norms. We hold the event to change these norms and no longer tolerate them. We want to create a new norm to recognize, address and prevent acts of gender-based violence. Too often rape victims are shamed by the community. They blame the female for being too enticing. We must teach compassion for victims, not for the violators. We must teach violators that it is absolutely unacceptable to force anyone to do ANYTHING that they don’t want to do. By example we must show the community how to treat females with kindness and compassion when they have become pregnant by these violations, and we must care for the children that come from that violent act. This is how we end the cycle of gender abuse.