UNiTE Orange Day 2013 - Safe Schools for Girls
What: School outreach event in conjunction with the UNiTE orange day campaign to end violence against women and girls.
Who: Desiree Linton and Shacool Barton (Women Against Rape (WAR) Volunteers)
The volunteers answered the student’s questions and also spoke to the girls about the importance of acknowledging their own self worth and demanding that their rights are respected. Desiree and Shacool also discussed with the students what they could do if they are being bullied or if they are experience sexual assault, and also how they can stay safe.
The volunteers from WAR were well received by the school and were encouraged to return for future presentations. The WAR volunteers enjoyed the positive interactions with students and teachers and felt a great sense of personal satisfaction about having participated in the event.