The countdown for the MTC Knockout Gender-Based Violence project has begun and big businesses have started pledging through celebrities that will be fighting it out on October 12. The project which is widely seen as “boxing for social change” will see the media, corporate and entertainers or celebrities fighting for social change.
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The initiative focuses on fighting Gender-Based Violence in hopes to eradicate this social ill. NAMDIA Foundation became the first corporate to sponsor N$ 50 000 and has chosen Luis Munana, who will be going against Dnaff for the cruiserweight title, as their branded personality. They believe that the Waka Waka Moo creator is in line with their standards and reputation.
The company also purchased one table for N$10 000 for the event. All the proceeds from this event will be donated to a charity that fights gender based violence chosen by MTC. They plan on raising an amount of N$800,000 through the project.
MTC has allowed corporates to brand the boxing attire for their chosen personalities to wear on the night of the event.
”Violence against women and children is an extreme manifestation of gender inequality and systemic gender-based discrimination. The right of women and children to live free of violence depends on the protection of their human rights and a strong chain of justice.” Said Sven von Blottnitz from Namdia.
The tournaments will be taking place on October 12 2019 at the Windhoek Country Club and general entry is priced at $250.
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