EnSpired: No Means No! In Nairobi, Kenya. Empowerment for Girls, A Lesson for the Boys…

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Within the last year, or months I can say – the #METOO movement has given women as well as men a voice to speak up and say NO to sexual abuse/harassment. Over the past year, we’ve seen many high profile men come under fire as well as lose their power for lewd acts of sexual misconduct they’ve secretly done to women and men for months/years. Women and men alike have taken a stand and decided that enough is enough; their silence was not going to be hushed no longer.

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While the #METOO movement has brought much needed attention to this ongoing issue; companies, T.V. networks and workplaces have stepped up their game as well to make sure that sexual harassment/abuse and rape be addressed and dealt with appropriately.

The movement has raised awareness and has given organizations like No Means No Worldwide a platform to continue to empower both young girls and boys to create a culture of mutual respect for women. The program teaches girls self-defense tactics to avoid a sexual assault should they get into one, but it doesn’t stop there – the program also teaches young boys mannerisms when it comes to girls such as “No, is not a Yes” and how to respect young ladies when they say No!

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In Nairobi, Kenya – girls are taught how to defend themselves against an attacker

As you’ll see in the video below – the mentality of most young men prior to taking the program was like our culture today, meaning “If a young lady is wearing provocative clothing” she’s asking to be raped and most felt like it was okay to do so (I know, sad right?) Well, after taking the program – the young men gain a new respect for women and instead of taking advantage of them, they’re taught to defend them, should they see them getting attacked.

The No Means No Worldwide program is a 12-hour curriculum that emphasizes interactive verbal skills, role playing and physical training, in which teaches the youth to speak up and/or prevent or intervene in an attack. No Means No, overall goal is to reduce rape & teen pregnancy. Below, the program was completed in Nairobi, Kenya and has garnered great results since its start.

Check out the video below and see how the No Means No Worldwide initiative is helping young girls as well as boys in Nairobi, Kenya.

 

If you or maybe someone you know is currently or has been the victim of a sexual assault/harassment (no matter how long ago it was) dont’ be afraid to TAKE A STAND!

Please tell someone you trust and take it further by going to your local authorities because, ONE voice is all it takes to change the culture and world around us! 

 

Roshonda N. Blackmon

Creator of A Blog, A Magazine. It’s JustsumInspiration, Author, Speaker & Encourager

 

 

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Well tonight’s your lucky night! as I’ll be getting interviewed by Kristi Data for her WCW (Woman Crush Wednesday) segment. If you can remember – we tried to do this back in January and ran into some major technical difficulties and therefore had to cancel the interview, but as the saying says:

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Roshonda N. Blackmon – Creator of A Blog, A Magazine. It’s JustsumInspiration, Author, Speaker & Encourager

TOP 30? What You Say???…

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Yesssss!!!! I was so excited when I opened my email this morning to find out that…..Drum Roll Please!! 

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This Blog “A Blog, A Magazine. It’s JustsumInspiration! received an award as being one of the TOP 30!!! Inspirational Blogs on the Internet!!!!

I can’t tell you how excited, elated, overwhelmed! & just overly SHOCKED! I am about this news. It really did come as a complete surprise. At first I was told that I would be among-st the Top 50 Inspirational blogs, so I was like – to be honored at all is a privilege but to open my email and see that I was pushed into the TOP 30 was really humbling; I didn’t expect that at all.

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