High-school students, mostly Muslim, in Rautahat district campaigning against child marriage and dowry

Every minute of the day, violence is devastating the lives of millions of women and girls around the world. It is a global crisis, already affecting one in three women in their lifetime, devastating their lives and fracturing communities.

Violence against women and girls knows no boundaries of geography or culture - but those living in poverty face higher levels of abuse. It is rooted in the inequality between men and women that women and girls face throughout their lives.

Oxfam believes that VAWGs is both a cause and a consequence of poverty – violence keeps women living in poverty. In Nepal, with the solidarity on Enough Campaign, Oxfam in Nepal’s is working towards ending violence against women and girls (VAWGs).

Enough campaign was launched in Nepal in July 2018 with a Strategy Planning meeting amongst Oxfam in Nepal’s partner organizations and relevant government stakeholders from the local level and district/provincial level. The Partners have implemented campaign action plan developed from July- December 2018, in the strategy planning meeting. The meeting also came up with a Nepali name for the Enough campaign as “Atti Bho”.

Enough campaign has also been marked during the 16 Days of Activism on Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWGs). Various activities such as Forum Theatre, ‘Reflect’ classes in community discussion centers, Men’s march, art and debate competition in schools through child clubs, wall painting, mobilization of social media; radio program through Ujyaalo network, research of workload, handing over the memorandum to the local government bodies for collaboration and other similar activities were carried out to sensitize the issues related to the campaign.

Enough campaign is currently being implemented in Banke, Baitadi, Dailekh and Rautahat where Creating Spaces project is being carried out, and Earthquake response districts in Nuwakot and Sindhupalchowk. There is a plan to extend the campaign to all Oxfam in Nepal working areas.

This year, we aim to carry out the campaign in following strategical manner:

  1. Ending Child, Early and Forced Marriage
  2. Minimizing women workload.

Enough Campaign is unique because it focuses on changing the social norms which acts as a barrier for women to be independent.

Undoubtedly, it is time for us all, women, men, girls, boys and key public actors to end violence against women and girls. You can also be part of the Enough Campaign.

Run Enough campaign your way!

Use your own influence, through social media or simply by talking to friends, colleagues, family and neighbors and in your community, to fight the gender inequality that underpins violence against women and girls. There are many activity ideas to support the Enough Campaign and to eventually end violence against women and girls:

  • Men’s March
  • Street Drama on women’s workload and Gender Based Violence
  • Forum Theatre on ending violence against women and girls
  • Facebook photo contest on the theme “Men in household works”
  • Other social media mobilization activities
  • Human Chain
  • Cycle Race
  • Drawing Competition
  • Interaction and meeting with religious group
  • Door to door campaign
  • Sports competition
  • Marking 16 days of activism campaign

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