16 Days of Activism: NAWOJ FCT advocates special court for SGBV, seeks stronger synergy among CSOs

As part of activities to mark this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), FCT Chapter; has called for formidable force among CSOs, NGOs and most especially women organisations towards an effective advocacy and implementation of VAPP Act, SARs AJLC Act amongst other policies in all the states to help curb the menace of Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV).

The Association in a press statement by the Chaiperson, 

Comrade Annah Daniel, and the secretary, Comrade Nkiru Okeke

Secretary, on Friday in Abuja, stressed the need to promote social justice system that would facilitate the trial and alleviate the plights of the survivors in the country.

“NAWOJ also calls for more political will and proactive steps by government at all levels to ensure severe punishment are given to offenders to serve as deterrent to others,” the statement read in part.

It condemned any act that would undermine the social wellbeing of women and girls; as well as upholding their fundamental rights.

They Highlighted activities lined up by the chapter for the campaign to include: media appearances by the  chairperson and executive members in radio and television prpgrammes at media outfits like Kapital FM (FRCN), Armed Forces Radio, Independent Television (ITV), and Trust TV, among others, to speak on SGBV related issues.

Others are courtesy visits to some government establishment and non governmental organisations to intimate them about the activism; as well as visits to some private schools in Jabi and Utako districts of the FCT, aimed at interfacing with the students and teachers on the issue of SGBV, as it affects both male and female.

The Association reiterated its commitments towards total eradication of all forms of SGB under this year’s theme: Unite! Invest to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls.

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