On Friday, 23rd June 2017, the mHub team with support from Hill Innovative Justice and UNICEF visited Mtandire, Chigoneka Village,....

“Atupele is being forced to get married by her father, but she escapes to live with her uncle who takes advantage of her situation to rape her. When she tells her mother about it, her aunt can’t believe her story and chases her from their home. How unfortunate for a young girl.” A drama played in Mtandire by Theatrik Interventions, an organization that uses drama to send the message across.

Similar situations happen in areas such as Mtandire and yet most girls are left stranded not knowing what to do next. Rights are being violated such as right to education, right to good health, etc. If you were Atupele, what would you do? If you witnessed it happening to Atupele, what would you have done? Ufulu Wanga is one of the solutions where situations like this can be reported to by sending an SMS.

On Friday, 23rd June 2017, the mHub team with support from Hill Innovative Justice and UNICEF visited Mtandire, Chigoneka Village, to make people aware of the kind of rights they have as well as how they can report on the Human Rights violations. In relation to Atupele’s situation, the audience was active to respond on what they would do if they were in Atupele’s situation so that she can be helped. “I would go the chief and report”, “I would report to the Police”, “I would report to human rights related organizations”

The event was graced with an active audience of about 500 people. The audience participated by responding to questions on their rights and where they can report to when their rights are violated. 16 chiefs and 6 block leaders also had a presentation on what their areas are experiencing and how the introduction of Ufulu wanga to Mtandire has helped to curb the human rights violations. 

By Eve Kasambara

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