16 Days messages from children

Sphesihle, Samkhe, Phumzile and Lucky, out of school youth involved in the dlalanathi Youth Process, have been conducting a series of workshops in schools, these workshops are focused on gender, gender roles and power. At the end of the workshop, the team invite the participants to write what they wish for during these 16 Days of Activism and beyond. During the process, there are opportunities for self and group reflection and sharing. Writing on the material is a further way for the children’s voices to be heard and acknowledged.
1 I wish to stop telling lies
2 I wish to have a car and I wish that people can stop abusing women
3 I wish that we could all be treated the same way and do the same things
4 I wish that things could change the world
5 I wish that boys and girls can be the same and I wish that we could respect each other and My wish is for men to stop abusing women