WEWE unites with stakeholders in FCT to end gender-based violence

Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organization (WEWE) with support from Irish Aid, has hosted a one-day roundtable meeting with stakeholders in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), to unite in action against gender-based violence.

Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organization (WEWE) with support from Irish Aid, has hosted a one-day roundtable meeting with stakeholders in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), to unite in action against gender-based violence.
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Present at the meeting were the Nigeria Police Force (Gender Unit), the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Social Secretariat gender unit, The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, (FMWA) and International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA).

Others are the National Council of Women Society, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Children and Youth Protection Foundation, African Women Lawyers Association, Child Protection Network (CPN), FCT; PrimeAge Development Initiative, Thrivebridge Initiative for Social Development and TRAC-HUB.

They had gathered to mark the 16 days of activism to end gender-based violence.

The activism tagged, UNITE Activism to End Violence Against Women and Girls was in commemoration of 2022 16 days of activism against gender-based violence.
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The aim of the programmes, according to the Executive Director, of Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organization (WEWE), Dr Mrs Josephine Ogazi, was to end violence against women and girls through a joint collaboration with stakeholders.

Ogazi noted that WEWE has over 12 years of experience fighting violence against women and girls in Nigeria, and has provided 10,450 GBV survivors with services.

The group has also facilitated the arrest and prosecution of documented 76 GBV offenders.

“WEWE has also facilitated the arrest and conviction of 17 GBV offenders documented and remanded in correctional homes.”

She informed that the group planned to conduct a sensitization meeting with traditional rulers before the end of the year as well as host a Webinar on GBV and a “Handover of the Microphone to GBV Survivors”, a documentary, as a means of sensitizing those who are presently being traumatized or yet to speak up.

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