Minister advises gender violence victims to speak out for justice
Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, has called for the end to violence against women and girls, urging victims to speak out for justice to be served.
She made the appeal during the launch of the Nigerian chapter of the Forum for Women in Film and Television International (WIFTI) introduced by UN Women through the Joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative in collaboration with leading women from the creative arts industry to commemorate the 30th Activism Campaign against Gender-Based Violence.
WIFTI is a global network dedicated to advancing professional development and achievement for women working in all areas of film, video and other screen-based media.
Convener, WIFTI Nigeria, Ajoke Silva, lauded the UN Women for the push.
“As much as we work to support the government to translate international commitment on women’s rights into practice, laws and policies on the ground, we are also very much an organisation rooted in women’s movement in civil society, because we believe when women come together as a collective, they are a powerful force for change,” said UN Women Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Comfort Lamptey.