Women Group Campaign against Gender Based Violence in Nasarawa

Amina Mohammed, Lafia

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The National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) in collaboration with the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) and the Organization for Women Leadership Institute Network (WLIN), have organized a sensitization walk and awareness campaign in Nasarawa State, North-Central Nigeria.

The sensitization walk and awareness campaign which took place in Lafia, the state capital, commemorated the 16 days of Activism against gender-based Violence (GBV) across the World.

They women group used the occasion to create awareness of the increasing spate of violence against Women and Girls in our contemporary society.

Speaking during the event, NAWOJ chairperson in the state, Mrs. Hadiza Umar, expressed concern over increasing violence and discrimination against women globally.

She pointed out that the Nigeria association of women journalists would work assiduously in ensuring that women are equally represented in decision making which is a milestone in achieving gender equality.

The state FIDA president, Mrs. Rabiatu Addra, maintained that the Girl -child needs protection because of her sensitivity to the happenings around her.

She told the students especially girls, to always speak out and break the silence and that the Organisation has been executing a lot of programs aimed at empowering and protecting Women and girls in the State.

The state coordinator of, the Organization for Women Leadership Institute network, Dr. Comfort Adokwe- Obed said that the awareness aims to educate people and the young ones to understand the dangers of gender-based violence.

Mrs. Obed, charged the young ones to desist from beating girls, bullying their younger ones, and child molestation.

She explained that the organization has the vision to inspire and empower African women to play significant roles in leadership and decision-making in Africa.

We will continue to explore valuable partnerships, advocacy, training, and mentoring opportunities to vitalize actions that support Nigeria women to enhance their leadership capacity to take constructive roles in the continent and actualize their leadership aspirations, she noted.


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