WINDHOEK, APRIL 1 – The Chairperson of National Council of Namibia Margaret Mensah-Williams today encouraged stakeholders to come on board the upcoming human rights campaign coined ‘The Journey.” The campaign heavily constitutes a visual performing arts exhibition that will take place at the Parliament Gardens from 27-29 May 2019 where it is expected that stories of Namibian survivors of human rights abuse will be depicted through art.
“The Journey will be a three-day art exhibition, 27 to 29 May 2019, centred around an African village which will be made up of eight huts each themed around social issues ranging from gender-based violence, sexual violence, abortion, child marriage & abuse, as well as human trafficking,” said Mensah-Williams.
The three day event will also feature a performing arts amphitheater, and Mensah-Williams hopes the campaign forms a foundation for fostering human-rights change through the engagement of the general public in interesting political and philosophical discussions around human trafficking, sexual violence, gender-based violence at home and work, child marriage, bullying, homelessness as well as abortion.
Mensah-Williams further called on artists and other stakeholders to come on board and join the preparations of the campaign in an attempt to foster a foundation upon which to deliberate and portray human rights abuses that have become dominant within the public sphere in Namibia.
“Whether you’re a corporate, an NGO, an artist or artiste, you’re welcome to come on board and join us in preparing for the day The Journey will become a reality.”