200 men march to campaign against killing of women

WINDHOEK: About 200 men marched from the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare to Zoopark in the city centre yesterday to campaign against the killing of women.

The friendly protest started at 10h00 under the theme Walking a mile in her shoes, and most men fittingly wore women’s high heel shoes during the march along Independence Avenue.

Members of the City Police, Namibian Defence Force (NDF) and the NDF brass band accompanied the demonstrators, who also included women.

Protestor Max Jason told Nampa after the march he took part because he is tired of men killing women, adding that all men come from women – women are the mothers of this earth, and it is important to respect women.

Viv Tuneeko said men who kill have lost respect for themselves, hence they beat and kill women.

Harold Akwenye, who participated in the march with his son Giovani and daughter Zalika, said he brought his two children along to the protest to make them aware of the current situation in the country and to show them that he cares for others.