During the street sensitization, the Minister of Social Welfare, Baindu Dassama-Kamara joined the pupils, warned and encouraged the pupils to abstain from any sort of activities that will distract them from their education. She further advised them to focus on their education as it is the key to their success. She further especially warned the girls to say no to teenage pregnancy or any form of gender based violence.
She maintained that sexual abuse is punishable by law and it is life imprisonment for defaulters. She therefore encourage all men to abstain from sexual crime and to respect womanhood .
While delivering his statement on behalf of the organization, the Program Director Sulaiman Bah started by thanking the school clubs for joining them in the campaign. He explained that peer education is a key in such a campaign because age mates accept advices from their peers quickly than from other age groups.
He started his statement by making reference to the 16 days of activism which he appreciated FoRUT for a job well done in the campaign against violation on women and girls.
He thanked the organizations for working through the objectives of FoRUT which are ‘raising national awareness on the extent of sexual harassment, assault, violation and rape in Sierra Leone.’