Kenyan actresses Sarah Hassan and Brenda Wairimu join “Commonwealth Says NO MORE” campaign
Sarah Hassan, known for her roles in movies such as Plan B (2019) and House of Lungula (2013), and Brenda Wairimu, Subira (2018) and Disconnect (2018), have joined a commonwealth campaign geared towards combatting domestic and sexual violence.
The Commonwealth Secretariat and NO MORE Foundation launched the campaign designed to tackle the rapid increase in domestic and sexual violence due to the impact of COVID-19. The campaign is set to provide support for governments, organisations and individuals to confront this issue through long-term prevention strategies and support.
The special virtual launch was attended by representatives and advocates from across the Commonwealth representing nearly one-third of the world’s population.
The first Pan-Commonwealth digital portal, designed to support governments and civil society in identifying and implementing joint solutions, was unveiled at the event. The portal will also advise individuals on concrete actions to take to support both the campaign and those affected by domestic violence.
As part of the initiative, leaders, celebrities and individuals globally are taking to social media to show their support for the ‘Commonwealth Says NO MORE’ campaign.
Sarah Hassan, the Kalasha award winner, shared her joy at joining the initiative on her Instagram account.
Brenda Wairimu also shared her support for the “Commonwealth says NO MORE” through her IGTV.
The “Commonwealth Says NO MORE” digital portal will provide the 54 Commonwealth member countries with resources to help end violence against women and girls.