Violence against women
Association of Women in Governance (AWIG) and concerned Nigerians, have appealed for an urgent end to violence against women and girl child in the country.
Recent records have shown that the violence against women is not abating, though the yearly ritual of 16 Days Activism has continued to bring to the limelight the need to put an end to this ill.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines violence as the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community
Lagos State first lady, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, has called on religious and community leaders to join the ongoing massive campaign to end violence against women and girls, especially rape
As the world marks November 25th every year as “International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women”, this year 2021 is not peculiar as the trends are sadly unabated.
22 Jul 2021
As part of effort aimed at ending violence against women and girls, members of the Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN) have commenced an enlightenment campaign in Lagos
8 Jul 2021
Adamawa State Government has appealed to journalists in the country to use their media to eliminate Violence Against Women (VAW) and children in Nigeria.
27 Jun 2021
As the world grapples unevenly with the effects of COVID-19, a parallel and equally horrific pandemic has threatened half the world’s population.
16 Mar 2021
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Monday to combat violence against women, at the start of the annual Commission on the Status of Women, which is expected to call for greater action against sexual harassment.
8 Dec 2020
“Unfortunately, battering (and trafficking) have become part of us as we daily wake up to hear of them over the radio, watch them on the television and read them in the dailies and social media.” - Bala Kaigama Against the backdrop of the four-month coronavirus lockdown in Nigeria, an alarming increase in cases of violence…
1 Dec 2020
European Union Ambassador to Nigeria, Ketil Karlsson, has urged the media to play a leading role in ending violence against women and girls in the country.
Edo First Lady, Betsy, Bagudu, Okei-Odumakin seek collaboration, new strategies to end violence against women
28 Nov 2020
The Edo First Lady, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki, her Kebbi State counterpart, Dr. Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu and human rights activist and founder of Women Arise, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, have called for joint action by relevant stakeholders...