Local rockers The Parlotones will be joining celebrities and members of the civil society, private and public sectors as well as media from 54 African countries when they climb Kilimanjaro from the 5 - 9 March 2012 to highlight the Africa-UNiTE Speak out Climb up to end Violence against Women and Girls' campaign. The campaign aims to raise global awareness on ending violence against Women and Girls in Africa. On 25 February 2008, the United Nations Secretary-General launched global level the campaign UNiTE to End Violence against women, 2008-2015, with the overall objective of raising public awareness and increasing political will and resources for preventing and responding to violence against women and girls. Subsequently the Chairperson of the African Union Commission and the UN Secretary General launched the Africa UNiTE Campaign on 30 January 2010 as the regional component. The Parlotones forthcoming album Journey through the shadows will be used to highlight important campaigns such as the Africa UNiTE Campaign and other social issues that desperately need to be brought out of the shadows and into the light.