#MyRightToLove: About the campaign

#MyRightToLove: About the campaign

The 21st of March is an important day in our history because it’s a reminder of the price that was paid for the rights we all enjoy today- like our right to life, equality and human dignity. But unfortunately Choma, not everyone in our society has these rights protected the way they should be.

Hate crimes are violent crimes that are motivated by racial, religious or sexual prejudices, and when it comes to the LGBTQIA community, this kind of injustice usually happens in the form of severe beatings, “corrective” rape and murders. Despite the fact that our constitution is supposed to guarantee the rights of everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, this isn’t the case in the everyday lives of openly gay men and women.

Choma, I believe that everyone should have the right to openly and freely love whoever they love, and that’s why this month’s campaign on Make A Noise is #MyRightToLove.

How do I become a part of the campaign?

 By simply creating a post with your message on Make a Noise and including the hashtag #MyRightToLove.

  1. Click on this link to create your campaign message.
  1. Add a title to your campaign message, something like “Let’s end LGBTQIA stigma”
  1. In the next field, create you campaign message. Example: “I believe that the human rights of the LGBTQIA community matter. We need to put an end to the hate!”
  1. Add the #MyRightToLove hashtag and just click send.

 

Protecting our human rights, dignity and equality begins with us, in our everyday actions. No one should have to live their lives in fear or danger because of who they are, and who they love. When you share your voice on Make A Noise, you’re not just putting your own thoughts there, Choma, you could also be inspiring others who might even be victims of violence based on sexual orientation or gender identity. More than that, you are contributing to a bigger conversation for real change.

Are you ready? Click here to make your Noise!

Remember, if you or a friend need advice or help, you can contact me here on Ask Choma, send me a Facebook Message, a Twitter DM, or a WhatsApp Message (071 172 3657).

 

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