A music video calling for an end to gender-based violence has been released in Malawi by singer and STEP ambassador Sangie. The video titled “Say No More to Violence” urges people to take a stand and end gender-based violence in various places including technical colleges. Watch the video with English subtitles at this address: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9Lg0T42vjc
The three-and-a-half-minute video is a third piece by Sangie after releasing earlier music videos on two other topics – entrepreneurship and women’s empowerment.
This video on GBV has been released after a STEP research study on gender-based violence in TEVET Colleges in Malawi revealed that various forms of violence exist in the colleges, and there is little information available to the students on how to prevent it. The audio for “Say No More to Violence” was released in 2017 during the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. Sangie’s music video and audio recording are paired with a recent video and poem by another STEP Ambassador, Robert Chiwamba, on the same subject. See Robert’s video with English subtitles here:
STEP is working with Government authorities, student groups and TVET institutions to tackle GBV, and these videos are part of a larger integrated response to mobilize people to end all types of gender-based violence especially in learning institutions.
STEP is an EU funded initiative partially managed by UNESCO.