In a bid to curb and eliminate Sexual Gender-Based Violence, the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ FCT Chapter, has called for a formidable force among CSOs, NGOs and women’s organizations to advocate effectively and implement the VAPP Act, SARs AJLC Act policies in all states.
In a statement jointly signed by Comrade Annah Daniel (Chairperson) and Comrade Nkiru Okeke (Secretary), NAWOJ emphasized the need for a social justice system that would facilitate trials while alleviating the plights of survivors in the country.
NAWOJ FCT also highlights several activities lined up for this year’s 16 days of activism. These include media appearances on radio and television outfits such as Kapital FM (FRCN), Armed Forces Radio, Independent Television (ITV), Trust TV among others to discuss GBV issues with executive members. They will also make courtesy visits to government establishments and non-governmental organizations to inform them about activism.
The group will also visit private schools in Jabi and Utako of FCT where they can interact with students and teachers on SGBV issues affecting both male/female genders. Under this year’s theme “Orange the world: End Violence Against Women Now,” NAWOJ FCT reiterates its commitment towards eradicating all forms of Sexual Gender-Based Violence while condemning any act that undermines women/girls’ social well-being or fundamental rights.