CAMPAIGN ON CURBING GENDER BASED VIOLENCE ON CAMPUS
I6 DAYS OF ACTIVISM:
Girls and women across Nigeria fall victim of sexual assault, rape and human trafficking. In response to this, Change Managers International Network (CMIN) in collaboration with Women`s International League for Peace and Freedom(WILPF) and University of Abuja organized a one day meeting to discuss the way forward to curb Gender Based Violence (GBV) as it is the theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism on the 1st of December 2021.
The program started with a welcome speech from WILPF Nigeria. This was followed by a goodwill speech by Mrs Irene Ugbah appreciating the organizers for their good work on working towards curbing gender based violence on campus and many other activities they have done to put an end to violence against women and girls.
To further drive home the point on sexual assault, Ms. Henrietta spoke on understanding sexual assault on campus, she gave a definition of what sexual assault is and encouraged the students to pass on the message that rape is a heinous crime that should not be done to anyone, as many girls are violated and have no voice for fear of stigmatization.
There were questions from the students regarding sexual assault and rape which were rightly answered by the organizations.
WILPF Nigeria is a registered national and non-partisan not for profit organization created in 2008 in response to a country faced with multidimensional problems related to women’s discrimination and challenges to their participation in peace and security.