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Numerous advances have been made worldwide in a bid to improve gender equality and to address issues related to Gender Based Violence. In many countries in the world, however, Gender Based Violence continues to thrive either because of conflict or cultural systems that empower one gender at the detriment of the other. Despite the advances made towards equality across certain countries owing to several years of gender activism, capacity building, and the mobilization, Gender Based Violence still remains a challenge in other countries. As we commemorate this year's 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, we are challenged by the global statistics that “more than one in three women have experienced violence— that's 700 million women, or close to the total population of sub-Saharan Africa". This is a clear indication that there is still much work to be done.