Media personality, Doreen Majala has called on social media users to stop attacking and shaming victims who openly come out and speak about Gender-Based Violence.
Doreen mentioned that she has been a victim of domestic violence and has learnt that social media can either build or break a person.
‘TODAY I SPEAK. AS ONE WHO WALKED THAT PATH. SOCIAL MEDIA IS A PLATFORM OF INFLUENCE, IT CAN BUILD/BREAK. LET’S STOP SHAMING & ATTACKING VICTIMS WHO COME OUT. MALE/FEMALE. UNTIL YOU EXPERIENCE OR A LOVED ONE, YOU MAY NOT UNDERSTAND THE MAGNITUDE.
TO BLOGGERS WHO ARE MY COLLEAGUES IN THE MEDIA INDUSTRY, AS YOU HIGHLIGHT GBV STORIES, REMEMBER TO UPHOLD THE DIGNITY OF VICTIMS. LET’S NOT PUBLISH HEADLINES FOR VIEWS. SOME VICTIMS WITHSTAND HEAT WHILE OTHERS GET A MENTAL BREAKDOWN. EVERYONE HAS A LIFE AFTER ANY ORDEAL.”