By Anthony Vandy
The Executive Director for Men’s Up Initiative, Michael Kpaka yesterday disclosed to this medium that his organisation is set to stage a ‘One Hundred Man March Against Rape’ in the country.
He said the 100 Man March against SGBV has existed for 2 years and is an independent movement that is not working with or getting any support from NGO’s or CBO’s, calling it a self-funded programme.
Michael Kpaka is a young and passionate Sierra Leonean with zest to transform his country for the better.
Michael said that as a student and gender activist he has devoted his time and effort to perfect his advocacy and volunteering skills on a daily basis through the Men’s Up Initiative, a male ally ship committed to tackling the culture of rape in Sierra Leone.
He stated that his organisation is currently serving as the pioneer and lead organiser of the Hundred Man March Against Rape in Sierra Leone, an event that serves as a nation-wide campaign against sexual and gender based violence specifically aimed at changing the attitude, behaviour and character of men by highlighting the most pressing resources, methods and immediate provisions needed as alternative methods in addressing SGBV.
He said that the event is scheduled to take place on 26th June 2021 in Freetown, Kailahun and Kambia.
He added that the 100 Man March is a wakeup call for men to end rape and sexual violence against women in Sierra Leone.