A campaign against the violation of women’s dignity in public places is taking a direct confrontation against common incidents of mockery, abuse and insult over appearance and dressing by some men.
Launching the campaign this Saturday, Director of Dialogue Shelter, Mr Artwell Nyirenda said it is high time men became protectors rather than violators of women’s rights.
This comes after most women have suffered humiliation and violation of their rights due to their appearance and dressing at public places.
In 2014, a video of a woman being stripped at a kombi rank went viral, raising questions on whether dressing is an individual choice or communal issue.
Such incidents are still a concern and women who attended the event condemned the behaviour.
“It is unfortunate that whenever women wear allegedly exposing clothes, men ululate and hurl insults,” said one victim of the insults.
Statistics show that one in every three women between the ages of 15 and 19 has experienced physical violence.
Experts say there is need for a consensus approach in dealing with the issue which requires all citizens to work together.