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.
This according to NAWOJ is to mobilise 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 chairperson, Comrade Annah Daniel, and secretary, Comrade Nkiru Okeke, weekend 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.